Enhancing the executive competences and skills to lead people in the management of projects is a valuable resource for companies
The role of people in the companies and projects has changed. Therefore, companies must transform the way of managing staff. We find the first change in denominations: staff departments have become Human Resources departments over the last century. This fact shows that organisations attach great importance to their “human capital”.
Managing the people taking part in the project team effectively and efficiently is key for the project to succeed. The person responsible for this task needs to show adequate leadership, negotiation, communication and conflict and crisis management skills.
What executive skills does the person leading the team need to have? He/she must be an empathetic and ethical person, a person you can rely on when doubts arise, a person who can successfully deal with possible changes, but also with the crises that may appear. They must motivate the team to work creatively without censoring any of their ideas.
The person responsible for managing projects needs to be aware of other concepts in order to be a good Human Resources manager, such as seeking the commitment of the team and knowing how to lead it. Developing negotiation and working skills is also essential for the management of projects, and a fundamental issue the team manager must not ignore is the self-management of stress; he/she must learn how to relax in order to keep the team stress-free.