2022 seems to be flying by and it has been a busy one. So much so that we haven’t had time to engage on social media. Clients have started reviewing lessons learned during the pandemic and trying to predict what the future holds. VelaMira has been a key player supporting projects and programs so that our clients’ work can continue with minimal interruptions.
Here are just a few of the ways that we’ve been able to strengthen teams:
- Involving more people in internal, remote meetings instead of having them schedule separate meetings. The integration support team members are in the heart of the action when working on a project. The technical communications support team members play an important role, but are sometimes on the sidelines. We’ve found that the information the latter hears from and shares with the former in a 1-hour meeting saves everyone an additional hour of time.
- Encouraging transparency by admitting mistakes. When working in mission-critical situations with highly educated people, it’s easy to believe that you or others are perfect. We’ve found that changes in routine (like going from face-to-face to remote or vice versa) seem to increase the likelihood of mistakes occurring. Instead of hiding the mistakes, bring them out in the open to the appropriate parties. And if you are the one that committed the error, be prepared with some ideas for fixing it this time and preventing it in the future. It helps to strengthen the team when those in leadership roles take this stance as well.
- Maintaining continuity with customers. In the hybrid work model, strategic note taking has reached a higher level of importance. The days of posting action items on a conference room white board are gone. It’s easy to forget what someone said or the actions you’ve been assigned. To protect everyone’s interests, document information in one place electronically, especially during customer meetings. Keep the flow going throughout your projects by referring to these notes regularly to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Contact us if you’re interested in learning how we can strengthen your project or program team, remotely or onsite. We are currently scheduling meetings for organizations who want to begin work in October or later.