How to Get the Best Out of People as a Project Manager

Spoiler alert — they’re humans first and resources second.

Toby Hazlewood
Oct 22 · 7 min read

Project management is inherently about working effectively with people.

Empowering rather than tasking

Empowering a team means giving them the support and resources to succeed.

Respecting them as individuals and equals

What does this look like in practice?

1. Respecting that we work to live, not live to work

2. Family comes first

3. Don’t ask anyone else to do what you wouldn’t be willing to do

Advocating for suppliers as well as the employer

Final thoughts

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