• project management

REQUEST INFORMATION

By clicking Request Info, you authorize Charter College to contact you with additional school information. Communication may be initiated using an automatic telephone dialing system. You are not required to provide this consent to be eligible to enroll or otherwise purchase services.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Charter News
Share This Page

Why You Need Project Management Skills in Business

If you want to get a job in business, you should brush up on your project management skills. These skills look good to employers because you can use them to do well in office, administrative, and even pre-management positions. Good project management requires communication, critical thinking, leadership and expectation management. With those skills, you can succeed in an office environment and achieve your career goals. Here’s why project management skills are valuable for your business career:

Be Clear and Concise

Effective communication is critical in any business environment. It may sound simple, but it can be more complicated than you think. Depending on who you interact with, you need to mold your message to fit your audience. To be effective, strike a balance between professional, friendly, and approachable. Since you’ll deal with supervisors, peers, customers, and clients, everything you discuss needs to be clear and concise. Not only in person, but by phone and email too. Be courteous to others and help create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organization is Key

Without organization, project management falls apart. It’s the glue. Without organization, deadlines can be missed, meetings skipped, milestones left unachieved. Sometimes the simplest habits can make all the difference. Free or affordable project management software will help you record tasks, hit deadlines, schedule meetings, and organize contacts. Set alerts and timers on your digital calendar. Label your emails and sort them in specific folders. If you’re organized, you can send a message to supervisors and peers that you’re on top of your tasks and a reliable employee.

Think Outside the Box

Expect to be given a task and a deadline to complete it. This sounds straightforward but even this kind of simple assignment can require some critical thinking and a logical approach. What’s the goal? Where’s the best place to start? How can I be more efficient? There can be plenty to unbox with what sounds like an easy task. It’s important to look at problems from different perspectives to find answers. There’s almost never a one-size-fits-all solution, so consider not one, but multiple approaches. This will help you expand your skill set and you’ll come to be known as someone who can bring smart solutions to complex issues.

Take the Lead

You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader. Even an entry-level rookie can be an office leader. Good leaders are decisive, have integrity, and can understand and connect with team members. Keep an eye out for opportunities to be a leader in the office; do tasks before they’re assigned, get input from others before you make any decisions, and once you act, stand by your actions. Take responsibility for the bad as well as the good; we all learn from our mistakes.

At Charter College, we’ll teach you how to develop project management skills so you can succeed in an entry-level job in business. Check out the different business programs we have to offer and get in touch today so we can match you with the right one.