Managing Research Projects

Managing Research Projects

People Skills

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Highly developed People Skills are key to working collaboratively as a research team.  They become even more important when working with team members from outside the Research Team Leader’s line management control, their department, institution, university, country or even sector.  Building trust and respect amongst research team members becomes ever more crucial.  The research team need to have absolute clarity over their roles and responsibilities and addressing issues of motivation or poor performance becomes increasingly challenging.

 

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 Motivation
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders 

 Guidelines

 Managing different working styles
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders and Team Members

 Guidelines

 Allocating Roles and Responsibilities
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders

 Guidelines and resources needed

 Resources

 Addressing poor performance
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders

 Guidelines

 Interpersonal skills (listening, non-verbal communication, persuasion, negotiation)
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders and Team Members
 Guidelines
 Delegation
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders

 Guidelines

 Giving and Encouraging Feedback
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders and Team Members

 Guidelines

 Decision making
 Aimed at Research Team Leaders and Team Members

 Guidelines

Which other sections of the toolkit could be useful?

 You may also find the Team Development, Leadership and Project-Related Skills sections of the toolkit useful.