"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." – Napolean Hill
Perhaps one of the most critical pieces of our project management profession is th‘management’ piece. While this by nature often refers to managing project plans and execution- chances are, a large portion of your job is managing either direct employees or individuals who must report to you on varying aspects of the project. This means a critical part of your responsibilities is helping your teammates be successful within their role on your team.
One the best ways to guarantee success on future projects is to retain employees that have proven to be an asset to the team. Employee retention not only helps to maintain a productive work environment, but also saves time and money spent on training, and leads to additional future profitability. A dedicated employee who is both talented and committed to their job is someone who should be appreciated, and reminded that they are an essential part of your team’s success. Nurturing relationships with your teammates and chipping in to guarantee their success can actually be an important part of your own success as a project manager. After all, a well functioning team is one of the most critical components in the success of a project.
So, what can we do to help ensure that our best employees feel valued, and to further guarantee that they are invested in staying on for the long haul? Follow these tips from PDUs2Go on maintaining positive employee retention:
Treating our employees with respect, appreciation, and care is always a good strategy to engage. Employing these tactics can help you ensure that top team members are committed to staying for the long haul. If people seem discontent- reach out and ask them why. Chances are that a small change can often make a big difference in the satisfaction of your teammates. And after all- it is often the people involved in a project, and not just the process, that make it a success!