Chapter 3Perfect Phrases for Communicating a New Project

Special project assignments are so common these days that leaders often forget being assigned to one is a change—a change in priorities, time allocation, and even work relationships. Additionally, the challenges of projects are further amplified in today’s workplace through the virtual configuration of project teams. This can include multiple offices, time zones, and even languages. In this chapter we highlight key issues resulting from project assignments and how to handle them to maximize productivity. We recommend also consulting “Communicating Change Virtually” in Chapter 1 to obtain valuable hints for making smart decisions about media use when leading projects (i.e., e-mail, web ...

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