Take the risk of trusting your team
From the part of the person who gives it, trust is hard. It requires a leap of faith. It requires that we believe the person we trust is worth it.
From the part of the person who receives it, trust is energizing. It means that someone was willing to take that leap of faith for us. It means we are worth it. Trust also carries responsibility: if we want to keep that trust, we must prove the giver right. This means delivering on that trust.
Project management requires a high level of trust
- The project manager must trust the team to do quality work on time and on budget.
- The project team must trust the project manager to lead them efficiently and help them meet their deadlines.
- The stakeholders must trust the project manager to understand their needs.
- The project sponsors must trust the project manager to control the project and prevent cost and schedule overruns.
In a nutshell, the project team must trust each other. That includes the project manager, the team, the stakeholder and the sponsors. For most of us, […]