Pro-Tip – Effective Teamwork?

Everyone can use a little help from a designated professional
Everyone can use a little help from a designated professional

Managing projects is hard work. We hear a lot about the project management challenges that project managers commonly face. This looks at the fundamental challenge of effective teamwork we all face.

It is an important factor that improves the team’s environment and boosts productivity. Teamwork is an important tool in the manager’s arsenal which helps speed up milestone completion and enables the team to overcome any obstacles or problems that come in their way.

Teamwork ensures that resources are well-managed and less time is needed to complete a project.

Teamwork in project management leads to increased efficiency and productivity. Everyone’s putting their strengths forward, holding themselves and succeeding.

Project teams do the work of the project. Team building is well known, focusing on teamwork. Never the less, little thought is given to the work of the team.

What are the barriers to effective teamwork?

  • Individuals Shirking Their Duties. …
  • Skewed Influence over Decisions. …
  • Lack of Trust. …
  • Conflicts Hamper Progress. …
  • Lack of Team and/or Task Skills. …
  • Stuck in Formation. …
  • Too Many Members

What are the challenges and benefits of working in a group?

  • Benefit: Promoting Unity. …
  • Benefit: Promoting Diverse Thinking. …
  • Benefit: More Work in Less Time. …
  • Challenge: Loss of Efficiency. …
  • Challenge: Lack of Effective Communication. …
  • Challenge: Personality Conflict.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Teams Working together?

  • Take the pain out of meetings. …
  • Delegate effectively. …
  • Handle personality clashes. …
  • Deal with poor performance. …
  • Develop strong collaboration. …
  • Build trust.

Here we have looked at six common team challenges and provide some solutions and ideas for you to implement to overcome the issues. Here are five roles of an effective team: Leaders, Creative Director, Facilitator, Coach and a Member. All these are essential components of a team, but they need not be exclusive. A leader can act as a creative director and a coach as well at different times.

Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way. … Teamwork is present in any context where a group of people are working together to achieve a common goal.


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Our focus is on the strategy for you to succeed, when it comes to change that involves Information Technology -Applications, Hardware and Software. Extensive experience gained over the past 30 years in a range of leading private and public sector.

We have implemented multiple full lifecycles, IT and business change projects from business brief and case preparation, strategy, discovery and blueprinting through to cutover and handover to business as usual support functions.

We are extremely delivery-focused having led multiple programmes and projects through the key “cutover/go-live/deployment” phases. This has included transitioning support to outsourced third party suppliers, e.g. Ceridian; IBM.

We have first class team building (internal, external, third party, remote parties) and management capabilities. Excellent key stakeholder management. Analytical problem solver and decisive decision makers. Extensive business change management/partnering. Worked in “business”, “corporate” and “IT” facing roles.

We do deliver for example, shared financial service centres in Europe, Asia and Australia. Rollout of a standardised SAP European finance template at Nissan. Consolidation of separate Oracle & SAP systems at GE Capital and EE (Orange/T-Mobile). We have done application migrations from multiple (some time hundreds) of locations around Europe and the world. We done upgrades to applications and managed the business change.

When it comes to managing the different aspects of your business, an IT consultant can help with many different facets. As a business leader, you are in charge of all aspects of your business. You may have to tend to many different things you would rather not have to. This may include, being the administrator, salesperson, marketing lead, and even in charge of Information Technology (IT). Taking one or more of these jobs that don’t quite relate directly to your business can help you focus on the things that matter most.

Hiring an IT Consultant can be beneficial to your business, but finding one can be a task in its own.

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CV Image of Kenneth Mulley-Smith and Roger Smith

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