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My is a staff writer for AITS. She has a varied background in writing and marketing, having previously worked for the World & Vietnam Report among others.

April, 2017

  • 3 April

    4 Ways to Keep Your Project Team Motivated and Engaged

    It is apparent that employees need to be motivated and engaged to be enthusiastic and passionate about their jobs. You don’t want employees who are indifferent and sleepwalking throughout the day without caring about their work or the organization’s performance. Unfortunately, business leaders have increasing difficulty finding ways to motivate employee engagement, which leaves a substantial amount of employee satisfaction and productivity on the table. Lisa Anderson, in an article for Project Times, says that ...

  • 3 April

    10 Steps to Resolve Project Management Crisis

    A project crisis implies failed expectations, poor communications, improper conduct, and lack of understanding between a project team and stakeholders. Crises can come in different sizes and shapes, whether financial, technological, or public relations. Whichever you are dealing with, there are steps to take during a crisis to prevent or mitigate the damage it can cause to your project. Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy, in a post for Project Management Basics, suggests an action plan with 10 steps ...

  • 3 April

    5 Common Scheduling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Project scheduling is like the heart of a team, constantly pumping life to maintain a team’s survival and activate everyday functions. But scheduling can be a nightmare, especially for project managers who always juggle multiple things at a time. Mistakes are inevitable, and they are costly to the productivity and quality of a project. In a post for A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, Elizabeth Harrin proposes five common scheduling mistakes that project managers often ...

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

    Interpersonal skills are important ingredients to your happiness in the workplace. People who have developed strong interpersonal skills are generally more successful in both their personal and professional lives. They encompass many different important soft skills, including communication, problem-solving, mentoring, leadership, etc. Seth Godin, founder of altMBA, said they should be thought of as “real skills” like any other. In order to improve interpersonal skills at work, Harry Hall offers a few helpful tips at ...

  • 31 March

    How to Develop Business Acumen in Your IT Workforce

    Instilling business acumen into your IT workforce is as hard as solving advanced calculus, but you know it must be done. Lily Mok, research vice president at Gartner, says that developing strong business acumen in IT is a prerequisite to effectively shift IT focus from optimizing IT operational efficiency to driving business effectiveness, value creation, and growth. In an article for Gartner, Kasey Panetta offers two focus points to start the change: Modify the communication ...

  • 31 March

    Why Lifelong Learning Is No Longer Optional

    The price of the fast pace of technological change is often a lack of time for learning all of it. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, establishes personal learning goals each year. The United Technologies’ Employee Scholar Program also helps employees “pursue lifelong learning.” As such, Bart Perkins, in an article for Computerworld, says organizations need to encourage employees to continue acquiring new skills throughout their careers. He offers some guidelines: Recruit individuals who enjoy learning. Identify ...

  • 31 March

    10 Trends for the Future of Organizational Risk

    Business risks have certainly changed a lot over the past few years, technology-related or otherwise. New opportunities and new challenges are all over the headlines, and they force business leaders to wake up every day with a response strategy on hand. So what should business leaders prepare for? A new report from Deloitte profiles 10 trends that have the potential to change the risk landscape and how organizations respond to risk: Cognitive technologies augment human ...

  • 29 March

    How to Join Tech and Marketing

    We know that technology and marketing are like coke and beer–the former targets a large anonymous population, while the latter reaches out to smaller known groups of audiences. Yet they are dependent on each other for the overall outcome of a business. To better connect the two functions, Mark Samuels, in writing for ZDNet, points out four ways that CIOs and CMOs can create a mutually beneficial relationship: Finding common goals to help the business ...

  • 29 March

    We Punish Women Who Use Flextime

    Flexible work arrangements promote productivity, enhance job satisfaction, and enable retention of valuable staff. However, not all employers are willing to give their team flexible hours, and the perception of flexible workplace varies by gender. In a Harvard Business Review article, David Burkus shares data that indicates a problem. Implicit Bias Research at Furman University examined how likely people were to approve (fictional, but treated as real) requests for flexible work accommodation. Requests were largely ...

  • 29 March

    How Lean IT Paves over the IT-Business Gap

    We have talked about the IT-business gap for years, and yet we still see this chronic problem lingering around. Indeed, experts have been giving advice to bridge this gap by highly prioritizing it in every company, but little helps when technology keeps changing like a whirlwind today. Part of the reason stems from the disruption of the traditional enterprise IT model caused by four revolutionary forces—digital, elevated CIO mandates, de-globalization, and cloud computing. Indeed, we ...