Nice Project Managers Finish First

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

Published in the March issue of the Journal of Product Innovation Management:

photo by Sorosh

photo by Sorosh

“One new study shows that project managers can get much better performance from their team when they treat team members with honesty, kindness and respect. A second study shows that product development teams can reap significant quality and cost benefits from socializing with people who work for their suppliers.”

“Bohlmann says the results of the study show that if a team’s leader was perceived as “basically being a nice guy,” then “team members showed a significant increase in commitment to the team’s success and to the project they were working on.” This increase in commitment is important, Bohlmann explains, because it leads to enhanced performance in meeting team goals.”

People respond positively when treated with honesty, kindness and respect?? Who knew!? 🙂

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