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The 10 Commandments (part 2)

This is the second part of a blog series highlighting the key things we have learnt during our many, many years in the conveyor business. Hopefully some of these lessons will ring true with you, and maybe even help you with your business development moving forward.

6 - Transparency and honesty

In general, workplace transparency is the sharing of information freely in an effort to benefit the organization and its people. That could mean managers sharing company information with the whole team, or individual teammates sharing feedback with each other. It can go even further and involve what your organisation communicates to customers.

Defining boundaries is a crucial aspect of transparency as the wrong types of workplace transparency can cause just as many problems. People need to understand what it means, and what they should expect from coworker and exactly where the limits are.

7 - Make sure the project vision is heard and understood

Everyone involved in the project should be clear on the outcomes to be achieved before we start a project. What does this mean in terms of our decision making around time, cost, quality and other requirements? What does value for money look like and what will success look like? How will this be measured? What are the benefits and how will this be assessed?

8 - Control and keep within boundaries - Scope should be controlled, and if not it will cause huge issues, especially if they are not collected, agreed and understood by all the correct parties. Managing scope creep and ensuring robust scope control is critical. Ensure you have reviews and reporting on this. It is critical to ensure we deliver what was agreed up front rather than a wish list that only one person agreed to.

9 - The little things for your team matter and keep them moving happily along - Have you ever worked on a project where your team have fed back on the things that they didn't have access to? if so capture that, and make sure that they can access them on the next project. This needs to be within the realms of being reasonable of course.

10 - Learn from Experience - Learn from all your other projects, value relevant experience and build a culture that likes to learn. Get some outside perspectives (if you can, as a fresh pair of eyes can help) regularly throughout your project.

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