Tag: project management


5 Steps to Gaining Employee Support During a Transformation

Every organizational transformation brings changes with it, and change can often be difficult. Understanding the nature of resistance to change is the first step toward overcoming it and moving forward in a transformation. Following a process to create optimism and acceptance among employees is the second.


Mis-Assigned Action Items

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, action items are key elements of meeting minutes and general project management. They define who owns what action, what the action is, when it’s due, and the status of that action.


4 Ways to Drive Efficiency in Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have a lot on their plates. Aside from operating with limited funds, maintaining public confidence, and striving to further a cause, they’re now expected to operate with the same finesse as a multimillion-dollar enterprise. But old habits die hard, and despite the growing need for change, NPOs are historically reluctant to adopt […]


Getting Big Projects Started Off on the Right Track

Initiating a big new project can be exciting for the person or team running the show. But it can also be a daunting task, and too often, projects with a lot of potential get derailed and are set up for failure from the very beginning.

Big Organizational Changes Require the Right Software

In part one of this article, we explored some of the major challenges that HR faces when it comes to major organizational change, including the inadequacies of software that was never really designed to meet those challenges. Today, we’ll look at software that addresses those exact needs: organizational design software.


War Rooms and Project Management

In the world of project management, there are often times when fast, focused, efficient, coordinated action is required by a team. That team may not always work together and may have other responsibilities; however, for a given task and a given period of time, it’s in the best interests of the organization to prioritize a […]


Using Status Reports for Project Management

Managers are very busy individuals. Not only do they need to manage their staff but they are also often involved in strategic initiatives with their own management. This means it can be difficult for them to stay on top of all of the activities their staff are engaged in at a detailed level.


The “Soft” Side of Effective Mergers

Mergers are an integral part of business life. They represent an important tool for corporate success by, among other things, helping companies diversify, add complementary offerings, and remain competitive through effective scaling. But having advised senior executives in transition for 20 years, I also regularly hear stories about how difficult it is to successfully merge […]

5 Reasons HR Teams Should Adopt an Agile Mindset

Two years ago, Paycor’s HR team began experimenting with an agile approach to project management. Agile is a term you’ve probably heard of (Amazon lists more than 1,000 books on the subject), but it has yet to be widely adopted by HR departments.