What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Project Manager, Construction in Clarksville:
The most important indicators to success in Project Management in the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industry are communication and ownership of the project. If you are buying a house, you pay attention to all costs, the schedule, and quality of workmanship and you communicate with contractor building the house. Treat projects assigned to you in the same manner and you will find that by simply caring enough, the client will feel the love.
Project Manager, Construction in Akron:
"Communication and expectations."
The basis of this job is setting clear expectations upfront and keep in constant communication going. Everything else is just small details. If you are able to set up realistic and clear expectations upfront and communicate along the way, even the biggest problems will be understood and will make your life a lot easier .
Project Manager, Construction in Austin:
Patience is good, but make sure your employer puts his money where he mouth is when it comes to seeing raises and promotions you've been promised. In my experience, if you don't help/force it along, it won't come to fruition on its own. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, I've learned that the hard way, since I am typically someone who prefers to appear grateful and quietly content. Meanwhile, those more verbal advance quicker.
Project Manager, Construction in Hazlet:
Write everything down. When I was young and in school, I thought I could remember everything. Turns out you only remember stuff after taking notes and then reviewing them later. Turns out that is a really important part of your professional life that you need to continue.
Project Manager, Construction in Grangeville:
"If you are not improving your the problem."
There are so many processes that are in desperate need of improvement within the construction industry. The tools are there to reduce costly delays and changes on projects, they are just not being properly used. Too many of the lessons learned are not being looked at and incorporated into the system of construction for major work. The tide is turning, but there is a long way to go and there is plenty of room for motivated talent to grow and be part of significant improvements in the near future of this industry.