The excitement of a technology project is easily ruined when someone raises a hand and says “that won’t work!”. This office downer (formerly known as ‘’Debbie Downer’’) can quickly change a project’s tone and delay its progress. I’m always surprised that one person could have that much influence over the project’s direction.
What do I see when talking with office-downers? Read our Barron's article to better understand their views and successful project management strategies to turn them into project advocates:
- See the world through their eyes
- Give them a voice and listen
- Match their skillset with the right task.
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