4 Practices to Manage Remote Teams

remote teams

Geographically dispersed or remote teams have become increasingly common in today’s work environment. You can have operations in Minnesota, innovation in Italy and a factory in Japan which creates numerous challenges for team leaders. I have dealt with these situations on a regular basis throughout my career and have learned a few key practices to…

Generational Connections

generations

For the first time in history, we have four generations working side-by-side. While generational diversity creates challenges for many, it also brings together the strengths of each generation. Each generation has different characteristics, priorities, work styles, work ethics and values. Quite frankly, you can find article after article citing the challenges of interacting with four…

2 Reminders to Communicate Effectively

Communicate Effectively

Over 90% of a professional’s job is spent communicating. Communication occurs in group meetings, one on one conversations, sending emails, project management status reports, or simple hallway discussions. Most of us think of communication in a formal, traditional format such as: presentations, emails, group meetings or status reports. However, it is in the subtle ways…

Consulting: Don’t Just Consult, but Help Them

Consulting: Don’t Just Consult, but Help Them Digineer

As a consultant I am called upon as an expert to provide technical and professional guidance and recommendations. The knowledge and skills gained over 26 years of professional project management makes me qualified to do the job. Certain certifications achieved along the way validate this particular skill set. However, the most important part of consulting…

Consulting Vs. Contracting, A Recruiter’s Perspective

Consulting Vs. Contracting, A Recruiter’s Perspective Digineer

Over the year’s countless terms have been used to describe an interim worker (e.g. contractor, consultant, temp, seasonal worker, specialist, staff augmentation, etc) but there are two that stand out in the professional services industry: CONTRACTING AND CONSULTING. Is there a difference between the two? –Contractors are coming in for a specific task/project, period of…