Too many projects fail because of a lack of communication. A report by PMI in 2013 stated that “$135 million is at risk for every $1 billion spent on a project. Further research on the importance of effective communications uncovers that a startling 56 percent ($75 million of that $135 million) is at risk due to ineffective communications.”
Client meetings are incredibly important for your business' success. Without exceptional client relationships, it is nearly impossible to sell your product or service over a phone call or in a meeting. Many times, client meetings are disorganized and expectations are not made clear. If this is the case at your organization, it may be time to create Up Front Contracts.
In my article for CIO, “5 trends that will transform project management,” I covered the increasing need to focus on strategy, leveraging employee strengths over hierarchies, increased accountability, social responsibility, remote work and a greater emphasis on softer skills.
Picture this: You work at a technology company experiencing tremendous growth. You run a services department. Sales are up, your team has lots to deliver, and marketing generates thousands of leads per month. The only catch? Clients are coming to you with projects you can’t deliver on — and the expectation you will.
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Why is it important for business owners and entrepreneurs to hire experts to handle the things that they either don’t have time for or don’t understand?
- To accelerate the time it takes to transform your vision into reality
- Because applied knowledge is power – many people think knowledge is power but only when you do something with that knowledge does it have power. How many times have you seen a product in a store or advertised on TV or the radio and said – I thought of that 2 years ago – but...
Social media is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can be a great way for businesses to promote their brand and build customer loyalty. On the other hand, it exposes corporate networks to cyber security risks, especially when users don't use strong passwords.