We all fall into the trap of thinking that the needs, struggles and pressures of our specific industry are unique, and that solutions that might work for others probably won’t for us. However, we can often learn important business lessons from our peers in other industries, since many solutions and problems span industries. One great example of this is project management – while we’ve talked about project management in previous blogs, one area we’ve not touched on is WHY project management works for every industry, and why that matters. Read below to learn 3 reasons project management benefits every industry, and the impact that has for you:
1. Brings focus to sustainability and forward thinking
An issue all industries face is not having the time, capacity or outside view to ensure the solutions they put into place are sustainable for the future of their business. When you engage with a good project management company, this is exactly what they do. Their work not only ensures the solution you put in place is a sustainable one, but they help your entire team and company shift their perspective to be more forward-thinking. This ensures you have a quality team with the skills to continue to implement sustainable solutions.
2. Engages teams and individuals in a different manner, thereby highlighting skills
Something almost every company experiences at some point is realizing their employees have other skills they are not fully utilizing, and/or that they have employees in the wrong position. Project management is a quick way to realize both of these things, and to be able to engage your employees in different ways to increase their company loyalty and quality of work. How? Project management services provided by a qualified outside company, can open up a relaxed format where employees to feel more comfortable sharing ideas. Project management also utilizes tactics whereby employees work together differently, trying new things that often highlight previously unknown skills and talents. Employees are a company’s greatest asset, and project management enhances your ability to place them in the best roles possible.
3. Provides insight that identifies true problems and issues
Companies, no matter the industry, have most likely at one point spent time and effort on a big solution, only to implement it and have nothing change – i.e. they didn’t put a solution in place that was answering the real business problem. Effective project management ensures this never happens. It allows for insightful analysis of all business processes and procedures, taking a holistic look at the organization. With this comprehensive approach, you can know with certainty what the exact problem is and that the solution implemented, will work with all the other moving parts. In other words, project management ensures that the real business problems are being addressed, not merely their side effects.
The three benefits noted above are just a sample of many to highlight the importance and value of project management across industry sectors. So next time you find yourself needing a business solution, ask how project management could benefit you. You’ll be glad you did.
Interested in learning more about project management? Contact our team at Kim@QuantumMark.com today for your exclusive strategy session!