Management Basics

Project management is just another form of management. Sometimes we spend too much time learning the more complex terms and techniques. So as a result it can be easy to forget about the basics. In this post we will revise a few of the key management basics. We have identified these key aims for you as its important for you to be aware of these topics.

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Management basics 1 – Setting Targets

Setting yourself clear targets is one of 3 key management basics to keep a focus on what’s important. By setting targets you’re putting yourself in a motivational state of mind to ensure a solid outcome. When setting targets don’t hesitate to use the KISS principle. After all, simple targets are easier for you to keep up with as they focus on what’s really important in clear stages.

It can be very hard to manage without targets. This means that you’re throwing important tasks around like their outcome doesn’t mean anything. This is something you will want to stay clear of as it can take you out of that motivational state of mind. Your team, like everyone, loses their sense of direction when targets haven’t been set to a clear understanding.

Management basics 2 – Managing Time

Without proper time management, getting lost can be very easy but also hard to be aware of. When planning your project, start with the more broad objectives.  You should try to avoid getting into too much detail too soon. The reason for this is so that later on you can put more time into thinking about the details as they occur. Typically, work is organised by dates and deadlines. So starting with a detailed plan doesn’t make too much sense. Perhaps using a detailed list for upcoming tasks that need to be completed is a better option. Therefore managing your time wisely increases the reality of your targets.

Management basics 3 – Recognising Achievements

Achievement recognition is one of the most powerful tools for managers. As users complete tasks they drop off the to do list. Keeping the list focussed on remaining tasks can be a bit demotivational. So you could include a list of completed tasks and hit milestones in your reports. Why not also go a step further when a task is completed and say thanks? You can set up notifications to do this automatically.

When your team complete your tasks in PROJECT in a box they drop from their to do list.

It is no surprise that aspects of planning are important so look at how PROJECT in a box can help you do task management that bit better.


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