Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – you’re on a project that was thrust on your stakeholder groups from high above. They were insufficiently consulted during the problem definition phase, and they are now questioning everything during implementation. These stakeholders can’t get the project to be outright cancelled, but they can cause it to be ultimately unsuccessful if they don’t commit to putting their time and energy into ensuring that the solution being developed is appropriately used.
Sound familiar? It sure does to me!
So what is a leader, manager, consultant to do? Add stories into the mix.
I like this article because it directly addresses the difficulties of project management, enrolling people to your cause, and how stories can be one of the remedies applied.
The author includes 3 steps to shift the situation and get your projects back on track. If you are stuck -- read this.
And if you consult with others, tuck this list in your back pocket to keep your clients & project on track.
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This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;
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