For any business project to be a success, it’s important that all parties involved know their roles and responsibilities. Whether you’re overseeing a small team or an international collaborative effort, as a project manager it’s your duty to ensure that everyone under your chain of command understands their place within the company.
One way that project managers stay on top of task delegation is by utilizing a responsibility assignment matrix, also known as a linear responsibility chart or RACI model. These models offer a powerful organizational tool that helps to keep teams running smoothly and deliver quality results.
A good project manager needs to know that they are communicating well with their team - that he/she is hearing them and being heard. It is said that “the greatest enemy of communication is the illusion of it.”
For a project manager, effective dialogue with team members is one of the most important skills to possess. Each person has a unique life perspective and an equally unique way of communicating. Add to the mix a team where some or all the members work remotely, and you have quite the project management challenge.
To avoid communication challenges, here are three common pitfalls project managers should look out for.