Posted by: rayseghers | December 21, 2010

Managing People versus Managing Tasks

Project Management (PM) is a term that we hear all the time and it is likely how we think about what we do.  Of course it is important to think about deliverables, timelines, and budgets; however, it tends to put the emphasis on tasks rather than on the people performing those tasks.


If you only manage the task, then your people will only know how to perform that task.  If you manage your people – train them in problem solving and problem avoidance, build an effective team, and communicate organizational goals and constraints – they will know how to perform better in general.


So, when we hear PM, maybe we ought to think of People Management instead.



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