Dick Davies replied to the topic Group work: What happens when someone doesn’t do their part? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 2 months ago
I’m always fascinated by people who can tell when others aren’t doing their part. Defining fault is to them a higher value alternative to contributing.
I never go into a project without figuring I’ll do it all, if it comes down to that. Get more than half of the project team feeling that way and you’ve got it licked. Leadership is not exhortation or blaming, but demonstration.
If you can get everybody pointing fingers, you’ve got a classic project meltdown. “I don’t think it was my wasting time in the constant meetings, some other guy who musta caused it!”
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