Author Posts: Rosa Alnasser

How to Motivate Your Boss?

Motivate your boss

We all know that team motivation is very important, but what about bosses?

From time to time we may feel tempted to think that a boss cannot be demotivated or should be prepared for any situation. However, we should keep in mind that they are humans and have to suffer a lot of tensions and pressures daily.

They may need encouragement to keep going in spite of troubles.

It can be difficult to find the middle ground between motivating your boss and  sucking up to her or him. I think that you should behave naturally. Thanks to a simple smile you can transmit that everything is ok and they are part of the team despite of the bad times. In short, you should share with them happiness and celebrations and, of course, they also have to be told when there is something wrong or they aren’t meeting our expectations. If people is honest about the existing problems, they can find better solutions, which directly affects their motivation.

 

As you can see, we are talking about basic and easy actions that help another team member and I’m sure that they affect in a positive way your team, if you apply them correctly, in the long term.

 

Do you think that is a good thing to have a motivated boss? Do you think that there are other actions to motivate them? We look forward to hearing from you!

 

How to Adapt to Your New Team

work-team

From time to time we have to change our work team and that’s always something that brings some advantages and disadvantages at the same time.

From my point of view, one of the greater benefits is that it enables you to learn from your new workmates in a daily basis. And that is important because in many cases you may share more time with them than with your family or friends. On the other hand, one of the main problems is that you have to adapt to them to achieve good harmony.

And now, we’ll talk about 5 important points that will help you to deal with this situation in the most favorable way:

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“Doolphy helps us to be on time in the most important moments” The case of Ingeniería Civil, Desarrollo y Sociedad.

This week, the Ingeniería Civil, Desarrollo y Sociedad team wanted to share how they work with Doolphy with all of us. Juan Jerónimo Torralba, team member, told us how they develop their projects with the help of Doolphy. We are sure that their experience will help you too!

The Ingeniería Civil Desarrolloy Sociedad Team

The Ingeniería Civil Desarrolloy Sociedad Team

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Doolphylights (III): Profitability Through Financial Reports

Project profitability is a very serious matter that worries us all. We have talked about it before in some posts like, for example, “Increase the profitability of your projects in 6 Steps“ or “How To measure the project return“.

Every project needs a research about its viability and profitability and Doolphy won’t forget it, and that’s why it provides financial reports to you.

Financial Chart Doolphy

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How to Motivate Your Team?

Motivation

Leaders who are concerned about their teams have wondered about this issue at length. There isn’t any magic way to achieve it but there are some pieces of advice that you can take into account in order to accomplish this goal.

 

But first a word of caution, It is essential for you to know your team before you can adopt measures for making them happy in their jobs and make them enjoy their tasks.

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Using Doolphy is just … inspiring! The case of NetLiga

NetLigaNetLiga is a dream that is becoming true. The team has wanted to share their experience with all of us. The current economic situation prevents its members from working exclusively on it, and they have to invest their free time in the project. Because of that it’s almost impossible to manage the project development on a fixed schedule, and thus they have no choice but to work remotely and share everything over the Cloud. As you can imagine coordinating the team under these circumstances is quite a challenge, especially when efficiency and quality are key.

That’s why they starting looking around for a tool that could help them to manage their project and they had to discard many options. Some were too complicated and required lots of effort to work with them. Others needed to be installed in their development machines, which meant they could not use them inmediately. And finally, others were just plain too expensive for them.

Doolphy (D): How did you faced up the situation of knowing that you needed some tool in order to collaborate and manage?

NetLiga (NL): We were about to give up the search, with the conclusion that there was no tool that could satisfy our needs.

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Time Thieves: Who or What Steals My Time?

 “There are 3 things in life that never come back: time, words and opportunities”

I’m sure that you have read or heard this quote a lot of times. It looks like all of us know about the importance of time. However, how many times do we waste it? Maybe, we shouldn’t think too hard about this question or we can get scared.

Time thieves

In this post, we’ll identify the most famous time thieves. You should know that knowing them is the first step to fight them.

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Women as Project Manager

The International Women’s Day is celebrated today to commemorate their struggle in order to participate in society and in their complete development as a person, enjoying similar conditions as men do. (Source: Wikipedia).

From the Doolphy Blog, we want to pay tribute to all of them and in this case, we will talk about mothers in particular, since in some countries this festivity is celebrated today.

According to the report done by Randstad consulting, New Zealand (45%), Sweden (42%) and Denmark (40%) are the countries with more companies run by women. While, at the opposite end we find India (21%), Turkey (20%) and Japan (17%).

Whenever I read such statements I remember my mother and her ability to lead “organization”, that is to say, her  family. I think she, like most mothers, reflect many of the qualities sought in a good leader and / or project manager. Take into account that, for me, my mother is the best, so I could not help that some of my personal experience remains patent :P:

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3 Reasons to Love My Project Management Software

Loving Project Management SoftwareSome days ago, we celebrated Saint Valentine’s Day and we are more romantic than usual. So, we’d like to dedicate the post of this week to list the reasons why we can fall in love with our project management software:

  • Understanding. This quality is one of the most important in any relationship. Sometimes we’d like to have a User’s Guide, but I think it can be better for us to try to use the application by ourselves for a little time. More often than not, we’ll have a nice surprise and we’ll discover that it wasn’t as difficult as we thought. In software terms, we’d call it usability.
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