Company life

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Secrets to Boosting Your Productivity

Like an orchestra conductor for a project, the manager certainly should not be the weak link of his team. Here are six ways to stimulate his productivity. 1. Implement communication tools Managing a project means frequent discussions with colleagues. Why not implement a communication platform for all team members? This reduces travel and time and […]


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IT Development – Why Does it Always Take Longer than Planned?

IT development projects seem to be hit with a curse: the repeated postponement of the delivery date! What explains these systematic delays? How can they be reduced as much as possible? Every development project manager (especially for software) will tell you the same thing: it is almost inevitable that the schedule will fall behind. This […]


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Three Mistakes Commonly Made in Project Management

So your specifications are finalized, your service providers have been engaged and you are ready to launch headlong into carrying out your project. Here are three mistakes you could make along the way… and how to avoid them! Mis-identifying the project’s need “The project manager is asked to plan and carry out a project, but […]


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3 Tips to Ensure the Success of Your Projects

For more than 15 years, Nadia Walji has worked as an independent project manager for various advertising agencies. Here are 3 tips for successful project organization. Be creative in developing solutions According to Ms. Walji, the best tip to carry out a project is to be able to quickly find solutions to problems that may […]


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Do You Trust Your Team?

To steer a new project, it is essential that you trust your team. If this is not the case, how do you change this feeling? Identify the causes If you do not have confidence in your team, try to understand where this sentiment comes from. Is it because your team’s members are new? Is it […]


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Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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“Sell” Your Projects to Your Staff and Keep the Team Spirit

Project managers have a role of management, but also of attraction. Here are some tips to rally your troops to your projects and make sure that there is some benefit for everyone involved while keeping the team spirit. Create an optimal atmosphere Since a lot of time is spent at work, it’s important to have […]


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Questions to Ask to Understand Your Industry

Getting started as a business analyst in a new industry requires knowing the ropes, which means seeking quality information. What are the right questions to ask to learn more about your industry? Knowing the environment The business analyst has to immerse himself in the environment and, by extension, in his client’s business processes if he […]


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Why Should the Length of Your Meetings Be Shortened?

In a working environment, it’s necessary to be productive. Suffering from acute “meetingitis” is costly for the company, especially when these meetings keep employees occupied for a long time without being able to see tangible benefits. Here are 3 factors that will encourage you to shorten the length of your meetings: Occupying resources. These days […]


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How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


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Company Culture – How to Find the Ideal Employer

Looking for an employer is becoming more and more like looking for… a spouse! An increasing number of employees are looking for the perfect match. A recent survey by the Robert Half firm reveals that 2 Canadians out of 5 would be willing to turn down the job of their dreams if they disagreed with […]


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How to Manage People who Resist Authority

In carrying out their duties, managers have to adapt to different types of personalities… including some who invariably challenge their authority. How is the problem to be addressed? We discussed it with Éric Provencher, CHRP and organizational psychologist at HUMANA Conseil. First of all, when we are speaking about employees who pathologically challenge authority, “we […]


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