The COMM:PAKT question of the week: How do you approach a new project?

A new month, a new week, a new day – all of them can start with a new project. There are little ones that we are confronted with every day, but there also more absorbing ones. And now we would like to ask you: How do you approach these projects? What is your strategy? How does your plan look like?

Here are some points you might want to think about before you approach this week’s or generally your next project:

1. Do you prefer to work in a team? If yes, what do you like about it? What are the benefits? If not, why not? Why do you think you can work better on your own?

2. How do you generally approach this new project? Do you have well-structured plan that you follow during the progress, or do you just get started right away? What advantages and disadvantages of each strategy can you work out?

3. How do you process your ideas? What strategies do you use to visualise your ideas? Do you use mind-maps, images or what else do you prefer?

4. Do you have strategies in case you don’t have any ideas? What do you do? Is it a walk outside, a chat with a colleague, or something completely different?

5. And what is your general attitude? Do you like to take risks, or do you prefer to choose the safe side? How do you make decisions?

Of course, there are a lot more things that one needs to consider before starting something new. But when you think about these different points mentioned here, what are your answers? And when you reflect a little bit more, what struggles have you had so far when starting a new project? What can you change?

We are more than interested in your experiences and strategies! Let us know…

Have a look at the author’s page: About Nina Grzybowski

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