When a new member joins your team, it is critical to ensure that their integration is successful and that the transition period is smooth for everyone.
“Why” do you ask? Because the opposite situation (whereby the transition and integration are poorly managed) can have catastrophic consequences on the team capacity to work together and on the team spirit and interactions within the group.
How often have you heard (or said): “Is this meeting really necessary?”, “Do I have to attend?” or “This meeting was really boring, I am not sure I will attend next week”
And yet meetings are a necessity for all entities, and should not be avoided.
There are however good practices that can help reduce this feeling of “wasted time”.
When working on projects, Document Control is one of the roles that help control the project and help monitor its progress.
It is therefore an essential function to the Project Management team, providing them with the key performance indicators of the documentation.
It would probably be a mistake to think that learning is only something we do between childhood and the early 20's.
Actually learning throughout one’s life improves not only on the personal development side but also helps generate better opportunities for oneself and increases competitiveness.
It is unfortunately a finding that many Document Control professionals have come to make: our discipline is not well known and understood.
This leads to countless misunderstandings and misinterpretations of what the profession is about, what the role is about and what its focus should be.
Managing one’s own career is extremely important in order to get good job opportunities, increase salary or move to a new position.
However, very few people initially think actively about managing their career. And yet, it is one of the most powerful methods that one can use for career progression.
Although it seems like an obvious and clear career progression, being a team leader or a manager is very different from being a Document Controller (even a senior one). This article explains the steps to successfully move up to a Lead or Manager position.