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.
When you work remotely from your usual place of business, you may have less contact with your superiors. Making decisions to respond to a crisis requires a little more effort. To manage up, or anticipate your manager’s needs, you may need to have an action plan in place so you can respond efficiently. | Read More →Words: 456 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
Having a good relationship with your superiors makes your professional life much easier, increasing your job satisfaction and overall morale. When leaders have serious shortcomings, these get exposed during a crisis. Overextended, under qualified or overwhelmed managers can make your life miserable if you don’t take steps to manage up. | Read More →Words: 484 Downloads: 0 Category: Careers By: Tara Duggan
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
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