A TOP PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILL: COMMUNICATION
I recently read an article referencing a report that stated by 2020 there will be an estimated 700,000 NEW project management jobs in the United States. Wow. Some days it seems everyone I know is a project manager, but are the effective? What are the true skills successful project managers need?
This article also noted that in the past few years it has been a challenge for employers to find skilled project managers who combine technical, leadership, strategic and business skills. And out of the top 8 skills necessary, number 5 was “top-notch communication skills.”
When I teach change management courses, the class talks about “communication skills” -- what does this really mean? Do we know anymore? Ideally we are talking about transparent communications, establishing trust and inclusion along with effective written and verbal skills. Wow. Transparent, trust and inclusion. Is that a tall order for your current project managers? What about your entire team?
If we will see 700,000 new project management jobs then we are continuing the march toward project-based work. Can you team keep up with this trend?
Contact me for a free no-obligation consultation regarding your team and how we can move them towards a group that communicates with transparency, trust and inclusion.