Gossip at work: turning it into something useful

January 7, 2013

We all like a good chat about our colleagues, don’t we? On challenging projects with big teams there is always plenty to comment about, from why so-and-so was late to work to whether someone else is doing a good job. I spoke to workplace behavioural expert Beverly Flaxington from The Collaborative about gossip, and how […]

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5 Ways to Manage Team Conflicts

October 17, 2012

This is a guest post by Daniel Raymond, marketing manager at Team conflicts on projects are a part of life. In essence, you are bringing together people with different personalities, mindsets, and specialization and are asking them to work as one. It is very rare for projects to go smoothly. Even in simple, straightforward […]

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Book review: Conflict 101

August 29, 2012

Who doesn’t have to deal with conflict at work? Conflict 101: A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Problems so Everyone Can Get Back to Work is the handbook you need to address causes of conflict on projects. Susan H. Shearouse covers everything from why we are bad at dealing with conflict at the office, how the […]

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Infographic: Conflict in Project Management

March 12, 2012

Infographic prepared for me by Click the graphic to see a larger version.

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Conversations for Change

November 29, 2010

This is a guest post by Shawn Kent Hayashi, of The Professional Development Group. Many wonderful experiences and products were born out of a smart project manager recognizing the differences in needs, identifying unmet needs, and working through a conflict to find a resolution. Slowing down when faced with conflict helps us to stay aware […]

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