"Work smarter, not harder" sometimes seems unachievable for the project manager. Here are 5 tips toward achieving it:
- You do not need to do all the project work too. Delegate effectively, then trust the team member to get it done.
- Define clear roles and responsibilities. This will avoid questions and issues later in the project and help contain team-generated scope creep.
- Focus on the most important and urgent work - use the Eisenhower Matrix for time management.
- Always seek out efficiencies and productivity savings for either immediate or future action. Put future items on a "value-added" list to avoid leaving them behind.
- Establish standard processes when possible, rather than re-invent the wheel.
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