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Give Team Members Visibility into Project Strategy with Collaborative Work Management

Turn strategy into reality

Published By Zach McDowell
Give Team Members Visibility into Project Strategy with Collaborative Work Management

Effective project delivery is achieved faster if there are no disconnects between the employee and manager.

According to LeaderChat, only 14% of employees understand their company’s strategy and direction. This is a major gap when it comes to communication. When your employees have no clear way to visualize or understand how they’re contributing to the end goal, employee morale declines, and project failures become a commonplace.

Here are 5 tips to avoid the communication gap and turn your strategy into reality.How to Turn Your Strategy into Reality

  1. Plan the work, work the plan: This means every strategic plan that you set for your team needs to begin with a clearly defined goal. Collaborative workspaces are helpful for this, and GANTT charts are always a plus in visually representing the progress and milestones.
  2. Identify deliverables and assign owners: Assign work. Delegate. Then trust your team to do the work. Kanban boards are great to track what your team is working on, and check up on their progress.
  3. Help team members prioritize their work:The key word in this tip is help. Your role as a project manager is to support your team, and make sure they are working on the right things. Goal alignment and providing vision is critical to being a successful project manager
  4. Be agile in the face of change:Be willing to change. How do you achieve this? Visibility. You need visibility. Visibility into your employee’s workload and visibility into the overall direction. This is crucial to the success of any project.
  5. Use technology to follow up and track progress:96% of business leaders believe technology drives organizational efficiency. Take advantage of it. You cannot do everything on your own. Make sure to use technology to help you out.

Collaborative work management solutions, like Projectplace, can help your team succeed by breaking down silos and providing access and information your team needs to get work done. Ultimately, this will help your teams understand how their work relates to the project plan and its outcomes.

Take a deeper dive into the 5 tips by downloading the whitepaper: How to Turn Your Strategy Into Reality.

We’d love to hear from you! How do you currently give your team access to information related to strategy? Share by leaving a comment below.

Content Contributor: Jason Jung

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Written by Zach McDowell Director, Product Marketing

Zach is a senior product manager for Planview PPM Pro and Planview Projectplace. He has managed teams across three continents at Planview and largely focuses on driving innovation for mid-market project management and PPM. He led one of the largest releases in Projectplace’s 20-year history and continues to grow and support its global user base.