In this episode, Ricardo shares his experience learning Spanish using the Duolingo app and diving into how gamification can boost the productivity and morale of project teams. Using micro-rewards, project managers can create fun and healthy competition among project teams to deliver better projects. Listen to this new engaging episode packed with Ricardo's real-life experience and actionable insights! Listen to this episode to know more!
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In this episode, Ricardo focuses on the Big Five Personality traits and their application in project management. The Big Five outlines five personality dimensions: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Each of these traits could influence individual performance on different types of projects.
In this episode, Ricardo talks about trust as a critical component to getting things done. He mentions that trust is not just a nice and politically correct word. Citing an HBR article, Ricardo says that trust increases productivity by 50%, engagement by 76%, and energy at work by 106%. Ricardo also shares three tips for developing trust among your teams:safety, consistency, and honesty. Listen to the episode to learn more.
This week, Ricardo discusses decision-making processes in the context of projects, the "governance" component of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) acronym. He explains that knowledge of governance, the organizational framework used to oversee projects, is crucial for effective decision-making. This structure and processes are used to make decisions about approving changes and planning the next steps based on project findings.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the difficulty faced by those overqualified for a given position. When a company creates a position for a new team member and receives a resume with qualifications much in excess of those needed, this CV is most likely not going to be chosen.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the Gallup - State of the Global Workspace 2022 report. This report is the result of an interview with people around the world and shows the level of stress, motivation, and engagement of people working in companies. According to the report, 60% of people interviewed consider themselves disconnected from work. And to make matters worse, 19% are actively disengaged.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the Daily Scrum, the daily Scrum meeting. Ricardo gives five tips that can increase the effectiveness of the process, including aspects related to duration, format, and even the sequence of topics to be addressed. Spoiler: It is possible to use many Daily Scrum features in project meetings that use other approaches! Listen to this week's #5minpodcast to learn more.
Faced with this week's events with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Ricardo had decided not to record any new episode this week. However, today he decided to record a different episode, talking about empathy and support in uncertain times like the current ones. In this week's episode, he talks about the importance of understanding that reality has changed and that there is no perspective on how the subsequent events will unfold.
In this week's episode, Ricardo makes an analogy on how you can use the same approach to close a project in your own professional life when it is time for you to move on. Sometimes we know that, for any reason you may choose, it is time for you to end a cycle to give the opportunity to start a new one. But this process is not as happy and joyful as the beginning of a project or job.
In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about something nobody talks too much about. The pain of the end. When the project releases its main products or services, it is pure joy. However, there is a less joyful moment happening at the same time: the feelings surrounding the end of the work, the loss and fears about the future.
In this episode, Ricardo reflects on five aspects that could explain why some intellectually gifted professionals have such a hard time working in teams. He discusses aspects related to confidence, education, ego, EQ, and IQ, among others, and their impact on a “smart” person’s desire and effectiveness to work together.
In this episode, Ricardo discusses his recently published article on human behavior in the face of change and how safety nets need to be replaced by ropes to allow advancement. He discusses the paradox we live in today where change is the natural condition of organizational survival and, at the same time, one of the things we most fear as individuals. The original article is available at www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-must-g…ns-viana-vargas/
In this episode, Ricardo talks about neophobia, or the fear of the new, a natural feeling that afflicts project managers, even those with great experience. He gives tips on how to deal with the problem: face the new with curiosity, as something to explore; know that this feeling is not exclusive, everyone feels it to a greater or lesser degree; know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and deal with them.
In this episode, Ricardo gives 5 tips on how we can get a troublesome project back on track: • Seek support from the sponsor; … • Evaluate the scope; … • Deliver a minimum viable product (MVP); … • Rebuild the credibility and motivation of the team; … • Re-negotiate deadlines and costs with the sponsor and the client.
In this episode, Ricardo talks about the most common cognitive biases that may be present in our daily communications, and how can we learn to handle them in negotiations, meetings and presentations. Learn about other biases in this infographic published on Business Insider: http://rvarg.as/bias