You’ve invested months in building a strategic plan. After numerous workshops, extensive community consultation, and considerable work identifying and refining priorities, it is finally done. And then a pandemic struck.
For most organizations, sometime around mid-March of this year, normal work stopped. Whatever the plan said was supposed to be done probably has very little to do with what has actually been done. When a crisis hits, follow these practical and time-tested strategies to get back on track.
While uncertainty is incredibly uncomfortable, it is possible to manage through it. Personally, collaboratively and organizationally, there are strategies that we can employ to recognize, assess and navigate the challenges around us.
As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Mullaly—who has been a contributor since our very first year—shares insights that he would most want his younger self to know, appreciate and learn from.
Creativity can and does happen on a schedule. It can be prompted into awareness and action. You can be creative on demand, and you can inspire and encourage—even require, if need be—creativity in others. The trick is knowing how it is actually done.
All of them? None of them? Somewhere in between? This is one of those philosophically challenging and ultimately insoluble questions. In this article, the author attempts to give a meaningful, considered and comprehensive look to all of those answers.