A Case Study: How Project Management Staffing Agencies Improve Employee Performance
All of the old adages about the importance of teamwork are actually true – a highly functioning team will always outperform one individual. However, there needs to be one person whose focus is managing the team and driving them toward their goal. That’s where a project manager comes in.
A project manager wears a lot of hats on a team. Their role entails organizing, planning, and executing projects all while coordinating schedules and staying within budget. A project manager also helps define a team’s goals, communicates with all individuals involved in the project, and sees projects through to the very end. In a lot of ways, a project manager is responsible for whether the project fails or succeeds.
Here are ways a good project manager will improve the team’s performance:
1. Helps Keep Focus on the Big Picture
When you’re deep in the work and mining through the small details, it can be difficult to keep the big picture and end goal in mind. A project manager can help team members keep focused by conducting regular check-ins to see how individual progress is being made toward that goal. A project manager can also create measures of success toward the end goal so everyone can self-evaluate how they are working toward it.
2. Carefully Plans the Project from Start to Finish
Everyone on a team serves a specific purpose. The purpose of a project manager is to plan the entire project before the work begins.
Effective plans include discussing the project with all stakeholders, clarifying the end goal for the project, putting the right people into each role to highlight their talents and skill sets, and setting up measures of success along the way to know the team is heading in the right direction.
One person in charge of the whole plan gives the project pinpoint focus.
3. Prioritizes Team Tasks
One project can stretch team members in a variety of directions. If the project is large with a lot of moving parts, it’s easy to get lost in the number of tasks that need to be done.
A good project manager makes teams more efficient by helping team members prioritize what needs to be done now and what needs to be done at a later date. Teams will save energy and will improve their focus with identified priorities when they are needed the most.
4. Becomes a Communication Hub
One of the top skills sought after in a project manager is the ability to communicate clearly, strongly, and on time. No matter the size of the project, there are a lot of stakeholders who need to be kept in the loop when it comes to progress toward the end goal.
A project manager is the go-to communication person for team members, senior management, and the client. This point of contact becomes the communication hub in the whole project to help team members keep an eye on the end goal and keep senior management and clients aware of the progress they are making.
Finding a Good Project Manager
Finding the perfect project manager not only takes some time, but it can be a complete leap of faith if hiring one directly. A staffing agency like Epic Placements can help you find the perfect project manager from their directory of already-vetted candidates. These candidates are industry experts that can help you build your project from scratch and guide your team members through its execution.
If you’re looking for a great project manager who can hit the ground running with your project, contact us at Epic Placements to select the perfect candidate to see your project through. If you’re looking to become someone’s indispensable project manager, contact us today about becoming a candidate!