Suzanne S. Davenport

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In my last blog, I wrote about a smattering of scientific studies related to focus, attention, productivity, persistence, and creativity. My journey was to understand what we are learning about how the mind works that might inform how we can better coach and use business teams, particularly on project work…


I recently read a post by Antonio Nieto-Rodriquez, global project management champion, in which he said that organizational change or transformation projects are on the rise and predicted to represent a quarter of all project work over the coming years. I suspect that is low, especially when you consider that…


In my last blog, I seized on learnings from my family vacations about embracing organizational change. And in a previous blog series I discussed my thoughts on change processes and the need to manage change so that it doesn’t turn into chaos. In this blog, I’ll consider some activities that…


If you have ever taken a multi-generational family vacation, you have probably learned something about embracing organizational change, even if you didn’t recognize it as such. Otherwise, you were left out of the fun and perhaps spent too much time feeling grumpy and down in the dumps.

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Many writers have written on the importance of developing positive habits, eliminating destructive habits, and how to stack habits for success. I’m interested in understanding which personal habits drive your team’s success. Personally, I’m in the process of reassessing my personal habits. …


Everyone seems to have a different idea about habits, what they are, and what’s important. But many agree that people with good habits seem to perform better than those with poor habits. So, does the same concept apply to businesses and teams? I believe so. I see groups with strong…


Recently, I wrote a blog on when co-located teams and workforces are most important. Since I regularly work with teams that are disbursed, I began thinking about when it helps to have distributed workforces.

I was listening to a young professional discuss her years long experience with Zoom meetings recently…


We are coming out of this virus and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Some of us are still hoping it’s not a train. And many businesses are beginning to rethink their co-located teams and a requirement that people physically report to work. Goldman Sachs, under the…


I was talking with a young professional recently who was considering abandoning her lifelong career goal — for one simple reason. She was just beginning to dip her feet into this professional arena and she was simply tired of more than one jerk at work. They weren’t people who were…


As an individual, I’m incredibly interested in how to achieve “flow state” more easily and frequently. And so, I’m drawn to writings on that. But in my business ventures, I have questioned how to help teams achieve higher team flow. Most of what I know I learned before high school…

Suzanne S. Davenport

Writes on project management, leadership, team building, and value delivery. Imagining work management in the future. Smartprojex.com

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