Conflicts are a condition of life. They crop up and there is no changing that. However, the way we handle them greatly influences whether they will lead to something constructive or destructive. In this article we closely examine the nature of the conflict and introduce the model of conflict escalation, which assists in spotting a conflict and evaluating its severity.
In the following will be scrutinized five concrete behavior patterns (typologies) that can come into play in touch with conflicts or negotiations. The tool is based on Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI). For the sake of clarity, the term ‘negotiation styles’ will be utilized throughout the rest of this article.
Self-management is about attitudes, qualities and the way we meet the outside world. Strong self-management has a direct effect on the ability to utilize own – and other’s – skills effectively and create common results.
Constructive conflicts create innovation, propulsion and change. The project manager’s job is to ensure a good conflict environment, which prevents and handles unnecessary conflicts and promotes constructive disagreement.
Interpersonal relationships and the ability to work together are crucial to a project’s success. Understanding the intentions behind the behaviour of others can provide common ground for collaboration across national borders and cultural diversity.
Achieve win-win decisions in your projects Project managers can use the natural decision-making process to disarm and deal with resistance and conflicting opinions in a constructive and proactive manner and establish a win-win perspective that promotes cohesion and ownership in the project A survey among Danish project managers (Projektlederundersøgelsen 2014) showed that motivating project participants…
The procurement foundation contains essential elements that must be defined and accepted amongst key stakeholders of a procurement project prior to starting the procurement process. The more impact the IT system has in an organisation, the more important the foundation becomes.
This article provides a simple and powerful approach to establish a solid procurement foundation for IT procurement projects.
Retrospective generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place and performing a retrospective is a natural part of all projects whether or not it is done formally or informally.
The process helps reduce tension and is motivating to the people involved.
One of the continuous major challenges for project managers is getting sufficient resources with needed competences. This is particular apparent in the project initiation or when taking over an existing project.
This article discusses a “reverse engineering”-approach to solving this challenge, which will make you gain momentum, deliver results fast and build a happy project team.
There is a need for increasing the focus on leadership in projects. But what are the key qualities of the perfect project manager? This is what we will discuss in this article.
Engaged leadership creates results. However, results in projects do not come from leadership alone; management skills and domain expertise are just as important qualities.