Five tips for choosing effective project team members
Summary: A strong project team will ensure that projects run on time. Project team members should work as a team, possess excellent communication skills, and be able to manage projects in an organized manner.
Projects will work on time and effectively if a strong project team backs them. Here are a few tips on what qualities to look for in effective project team members.
Teamwork – Team work is key when working on a project. To check if applicants can successfully work within a team, ask them what experience they possess working as a team and what role they prefer in a team setting.
Excellent communicator – Project team members will have to communicate with different levels of the organization and therefore need strong communication skills to handle different backgrounds. Analyze how your applicants communicate with you and what their body language says about them.
Knowledge of project management principles – Project team members need knowledge in tactics, tools, and terms used in construction and project management. Look at applicants with the basic knowledge of project management fundamentals with experience in construction.
Organized – A highly organized project is likely to go as planned. Ask your applicants what tools they use to stay on track with project schedules and other methods they used to stay organized.
Able to read people – Being able to read people and motivate them is the mark of a good project team member.