Project Team Collaboration Tips for the Most Effective Team

Adriana Girdler

Proven strategies that will improve teamwork throughout your project! People power projects, but if your team members aren’t working together effectively, this will quickly bring …

Proven strategies that will improve teamwork throughout your project!

People power projects, but if your team members aren’t working together effectively, this will quickly bring down your project.

By implementing a few proven strategies for collaboration, you’ll help your team avoid conflict and miscommunication, and get your project humming along nicely in no time at all.

Let’s talk about some ways to promote collaboration on all your projects.

Make documentation a two-way street

Documentation is not a one-way street! For your team to work well together, you need to make sure your documents operate collaboratively.

That way your documentation becomes a method of providing communication, updates, and a way to keep everyone accountable.

Project documentation needs to be a two-way street, with information flowing in both directions. That allows everyone working on the project to communicate and collaborate more effectively!

Prioritize adaptability

I can promise you this: projects are not static!

If you’re going to collaborate effectively, you need to be adaptable. Things will shift and change and you’ll need your team to help bring the project to the finish line.

When you work collaboratively, your team will come up with ideas and solutions that you wouldn’t have on your own. Collaboration means going with the flow and working together to get to that finish line.

More keys to collaboration

There are several more ways you can promote effective project team collaboration. I made a video sharing some of the strategies I use to foster strong collaboration in the projects I run.

Follow me over on YouTube and we’ll keep chatting about this!

If you want more step-by-step guides on all things project management, check out my SLAY Project Management online course where I take you through all the steps of successfully managing a project – including documentation – from start to close. You’ll get every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to use them.

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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