As Project Managers—whether that’s your official title or the role you’re playing on a major initiative—it can be annoying and stressful to constantly chase people down, ask why things are late, or point the finger in status meetings. (Unless you’re someone who enjoys the shame game, which is a topic for another time.) It also isn’t fun having to play bad cop as a manager, and repeatedly call out where your employees are running late and/or missing the mark. Not to mention, the time-consuming aspect of finding the evidence required to explain what they probably already know but could push back on if you didn’t have documented proof points.
We’re all in this together, chasing the same project deadline. Neither side wants confrontation or difficult conversations. So, wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to be the one sending reminder emails, calling out at ball-droppers, and nagging about the effects of delayed work?
Let Moovila handle these tough conversations for you by:
John: Hi Amanda, are you finished with the first draft you were working on?