A Guide to Workplace Productivity for Your Project Team

Adriana Girdler

How to ensure your team stays productive as a project manager! As a project manager, it is your job to ensure your team is at …

How to ensure your team stays productive as a project manager!

As a project manager, it is your job to ensure your team is at its best with productivity.

When your team’s productivity suffers, your project will surely suffer – and that’s the last thing you want. A motivated, productive, efficient, and collaborative team will deliver a successful project.

So, how do you ensure that this is the case?

1. Know your team’s strengths and weaknesses

If you want to have a high-functioning, productive team, then you need to have an understanding of what their strengths and weaknesses are.

Delegating the correct work to the correct individuals will go a long way when it comes to keeping your team on track, motivated, and highly productive.

2. Set realistic goals

When you’re doing your project, you need to make sure that everyone is on the same page about what they’re delivering, the timeline, and the expectations around it.

When expectations are unclear, it becomes difficult for team members to accomplish the necessary tasks and achieve the goals of the project.

So, set goals and expectations right from the beginning to ensure that your team stays effective and productive all the way through the project.

3. Track project status

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it tends to be something that people forget to officially track.

You need to have overarching milestones for your project team to strive for – and you need to remind them of those milestones, because they need to remember what tasks they have that are specifically associated with those milestones.

Tracking the project status and assessing where people are at with their tasks will really give you a glimpse into where your project is at overall so that you can course-correct quickly and ensure that your team remains productive.

More ways to keep your team productive

I have a few more tips I want to share with you on how to ensure your team stays productive and effective throughout the entire life cycle of your project. Head over to YouTube with me and we’ll keep chatting about it there.

If you want even more project manager tips on every aspect of managing a successful project, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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