The things we eat, the things we use, the things all around our homes come from somewhere. Do you really know where though? Do you know where the components in the computer you are using right now started life? Probably not. The answer might surprise you.
As small businesses develop and grow into big businesses, the ability to maintain the social intimacy of a small business becomes much harder. Having a social approach with PLM can shorten the distances between everyone in the company. We just have to take a leaf from social media's book to make it happen.
Choosing a Programme Manager is all about finding someone with the right experience who is capable of leading and managing all the elements – just having the the right technical IT skills simply won't be enough.
Project managers need a definite skill set to do the job properly. And more importanly they need the right kind of personality traits. Just having the right skills isn't enough to be able to manage the team they've bulit. Oh, and they need to know how to smile, naturally!
Who are the most important people in your company, the customers or the employees? Who should be the most important people to a company? Companies go to great lengths to communicate ideas to their consumers but shouldn't they put the same effort into talking to their own people on the inside?
There will be times when you are lost but can’t tell anyone or show it to your team, knowing that there is nothing left to do but wait without panicking. This takes courage and is stressful. You need to make sure you look after yourself first. This isn’t a selfish gesture, it’s about making sure you are OK to look after everyone else.
When you are transforming your company you need to tell a story. The story of your business; where it started, the progress that has been made, the obstacles it faces, the opportunities it strives to capitalise on and how it’s going to do that.
Are you a good listener? I mean do you really listen when someone is telling you something? If we stop the people who make listening such a high energy activity and tell them why, they will change, it's hard not to when you've been told you're no longer being listened to.