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Ten skills presented by Dwight for Easy Chairs:
Week Two: Communication
Skill #1- Communicate well in multiple ways, modes and listen actively to those with whom you are communicating.
Week Three: Building Trust
Skill #2: Build trust in individual relationships both locally and at a distance.
Skill #3: Building trust in team relationships both locally and at a distance.
Week Four: Understanding the Industry and its Environment
Skill #4: Collect knowledge and information about current events, technology, the business environment, the client’s business, your company and consider this when making decisions.
Skill #5: Know the basics of knowledge management.
Week Five: Customer Relations
Skill #6: Develop new ideas that solve customer problems.
Skill #7: Cultivate your customers and their employees on every level of the organization.
Week 6: Building Relationships
Skill #8: Hone your Emotional IQ to a level that you not only use them to build relationships and motivate people but to communicate and negotiate better.
Week 7: Adaptability
Skill #9: Lead and Plan for change by developing a process to manage change and using it to lead changing events.
Week 8: Self Reflection
Self-reflection is your personal debriefing step.
When speaking with others, please pay attention to what they are saying and how they are saying it.
Effective communication is an essential skill for project managers. All layers of a company’s communication system must be open and accessible for workers to be happy and productive. Creating an environment where employees can easily communicate with one another will positively impact the organization’s morale, productivity, and profitability as a whole. Additionally, it encourages people to work together and highlights the importance of showing gratitude and empathy. As a result, every project manager gains a new friend. In addition, it encourages team members to work together more closely. As a result, it encourages employees to treat one other with respect and dignity. Be careful when making decisions as a project manager. Consequently, the project manager has to ask questions and look for nonverbal clues from the team members (White, 2016).
Having a meeting where everyone can voice their thoughts and listen carefully before deciding is crucial since the wheelchair industry is always evolving. Additionally, it will help project managers identify their company’s strengths, flaws, and limitations so that they may come up with a unique solution that won’t hurt their global revenue and sales,
Learn the basics of the subject matter
Managers of projects in companies need to understand the basics of knowledge management so that they may implement knowledge transfer techniques throughout the project management process and improve results. Helping project managers find and share information with their teams is vital for knowledge management.
Individuals knowledgeable with knowledge management can help project managers in wheelchair firms organize and distribute knowledge, build teams, use technology and keep it up-to-date so that employees can use and share information accurately and efficiently. Wheelchair manufacturers need to know this. You’ll make better selections in the long run if you keep up with current events, technology, and the business sector.
Making better judgments, handling difficulties faster, and fostering personal growth and development are all possible benefits of having a firm grasp of the corporate environment. Organizations can use it to improve their operations, communicate more effectively, and create more income.
Keeping up with the latest developments in the wheelchair sector can be a huge asset for company project managers. This can help them improve their products and services, establish better marketing strategies, reuse existing talent and knowledge, recognize market trends early on and gain a competitive advantage, and, most importantly, make wheelchairs that people can use. This is important.
Solve customer problems in novel ways
Companies can outline the scope and aims of any knowledge management operations to assist their customers by producing new ideas that solve their business problems. Shared knowledge between employees and management can help resolve long-term client issues faster (Landau, 2019. Project workers will be more successful if they come up with new ways to record and save business knowledge and ways to improve information and resources for project management. To better serve their clients, those who work in customer service should incorporate new ideas for managing information from insightful and instructive literature.
Improve your ability to take stock of your performance
To be aware of your thoughts and feelings at work, you must pay attention to them. Remain objective and open-minded about methods to improve the process of project management, and this is helpful for managers. Self-reflective learners are more likely to participate in the learning process actively.
Self-reflection helps project managers better comprehend and communicate their findings in all facets of project management. You and your teammates can become more self-aware and confident if you learn how to reflect on your work. A project manager’s ability to draw on a wide range of experiences and sources of knowledge is greatly enhanced by regularly reflecting on their own learning experiences.
Three skills are necessary for success
A well-considered approach
For a project to be aligned with the company’s overall strategy, this ability is essential. Determining who is responsible for what helps streamline workflows, identify potential problems before they arise, and establish a system of checks and balances (Reddy, n.d.). Their project, commercial relationships, or resources will be wasted if they don’t utilize this talent. Finally, this ability enables you to keep track of the project’s development and report on it.
Project managers must know how to lead to ensure the success of their projects. Communication, management, vision sharing, planning, and adaptability are just a few of a competent leader’s skills. Leaders in the corporate sector must accomplish various things when in charge of a project.
As a marketing professional, adaptability and efficiency are essential in any project with multiple components. To increase their chances of landing a job, they should highlight this skill on their resumes. As a result, students will be better equipped to deal with the challenges of the real world because they will have experience working in various settings.
Two skills that need more improvement
Ability to adapt
This skill needs more improvement because I’m not used to dealing with different tasks and communicating comfortably with different people. I’m not easily adaptable because I do not adjust easily to a new business environment whenever there’s high sales competition in the marketing industry. This needs more improvement because adaptability showcases anyone’s ability to be resourceful and display leadership skills.
This skill needs more improvement because I’m very complex with my ideas and thoughts, which can potentially harm project management success. By improving this skill, I’ll be able to help every part of the business run more smoothly and allow the team to focus on the work that matters to improve operational efficiency and ensure profit maximization in the long run.
Two skills that represent your strengths
As a Certified Public Accountant, it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that all project management, including financial statements, cash flows, inventories, etc., are properly managed. My leadership skills will help the company to maximize sales and generate profit. My leadership skills will have the flexibility to solve problems in an ever-changing workplace.
Self-reflection is one of my greatest strengths because it allows me to contemplate things that need more improvement and provide tailored resolution. Self-reflection allows me to value the good and bad experiences of the company so that next time, I’ll be able to lessen the impact of financial loss and ensure profit maximization.
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Reddy, C. (n.d.). 21st Century Manager: Top 15 Skills and Characteristics. Retrieved from Wisestep.com: https://content.wisestep.com/21st-century-manager/
White, S. (2016). Perfectionism: A Stumbling Block to Effective Leadership? (Every Pharmacist must be a Leader). Hospital Pharmacy, 51(6), 429-430. https://doi.org/10.1310/hpj5106-429