Tara Duggan is a Project Management Professional (PMP) specializing in knowledge management and instructional design. For over 30 years she has developed quality training materials for a variety of products and services supporting such companies as Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and HP. Her freelance work is published on various websites.
Developing in your career tends to occur in stages. Your career decisions change over time. By exploring different options early in your life, you can establish a basis for growth and development. As you grow older, you can build on your skills and experience while sharing your best practices to others before disengaging from the workforce to take on a volunteer or personal pursuits. | Read More →Words: 407 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
Writing so other people can learn from your words differs from other types of communication because it specifically addresses helping others remember details. Instructional content should not overload the learner. Writing that makes it hard for people to consume the information detracts from learning. | Read More →Words: 442 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
Work culture dictates how people behave on the job and sets the tone for the employee experience. In practice, each workgroup tends to operate under their own norms. If you want to be recognized for your potential based on past performance as well as capacity to handle new challenges, you need to demonstrate your skills in the right environment. | Read More →Words: 390 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
In an era of constant change, project planning often focuses regular updates instead of actual execution. Effective project managers get better results by asking team members what work they’re doing and offering help if needed. Make a point of building collective intelligence systems, not rigid plans. Avoid situations that stress the team and negatively impact creativity and innovation. | Read More →Words: 412 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
If you’re fed up with taking extra work without getting credit, consider taking actions to improve your reputation as a leader and garner the respect you deserve. Volunteering for additional activities beyond your role may be perceived as redundant. If you find them rewarding, recognize that emotion and value that aspect. Don’t expect a promotion based on work leadership has not asked you to do. | Read More →Words: 454 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
As a valued employee, you may find yourself overcommitting to tasks and underestimating how long it takes to complete work. Seeking approval from managers and co-workers, you may avoid anything that might cause peers to perceive you negatively. As a result, you end up overwhelmed and overworked, while unappreciated. Avoid this scenario by negotiating for work relevant to your development plan. Both you and your company win with this strategy. | Read More →Words: 404 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
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