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The Mindful PMO: New Approach to Set a Trend

The technique of mindfulness is to bring complete attention to one objective, experience, and perception without judging it. The most significant aspect of this practice is the duration and the state-of-mind.

In this article at Wrike blog, Erika Jarvi explains the significance of mindfulness and how the practice can unleash the real potential of a PMO.

State of Nirvana

PMO plays a significant role in shaping and delivering successful projects. To fulfill substantial responsibilities and set high standards for their organization, a PMO must acquire the ‘art of mindfulness.’ Here are six best practices to make a difference:

  • Accept Distinct Work Styles: Every individual has a unique style of working, different concentration level, and focus area. Some people get focus with music or some random noise while others need pin-drop silence to concentrate. So, allow your team to follow their unique styles to work and let them customize their next task in line as per their understanding and efficiency. It will help them gain confidence and improve work efficiency.
  • Positive Workplace: A positive work environment is the key to successful outcomes. So, initiate a collaborative work environment where new ideas and opinions are welcome. People should accept each other without being judgemental. Give everyone power to voice their opinion. Discordance in PMO may be hazardous for the projects.
  • Agile Workplace: Changes are healthy and bring unexpected results. So, the PMO must be adaptive to change. Be flexible to use new tools and technologies to maintain project schedules, templates, or workflow. Let the team members use diverse ways to sustain projects. Use customize dashboards to schedule meetings.
  • Active Participation: Be it work meetings or new project discussions, listen to your team members’ opinion carefully. Use a common platform for the team to share their issues or ideas. Make room for healthy discussions but do not allow people to fiddle with their smartphones or work on a laptop during meetings.
  • Time to Decompress: Project management demands active participation. Those who work on IT projects, they attend multiple meetings in a day which makes it a stressful job. So, initiate steps like workplace balance exercise, or meditation sessions for the team. You can extend the duration of lunch or loo break to save the team from unwanted burnout situations.

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