Friday, May 28, 2010

How to manage an introvert - five tips for project managers

In the Wall Street Journal article 'How to Manage an Introvert,' Jennifer Kahnweiler shares tips on how to manage the introverts on your project management team.

I was surprised to read that I have many of the personality attributes of an introvert, and recognized a few of my friends as introverts as well. I enjoy time alone, and prefer to think things through before responding. I also prefer communicating via email or text chat versus in person.

I liked Kahnweiler's tip about balancing the level of interaction in meetings. Her trick is to give each member ten tokens at the beginning of each meeting, and collect one token for each comment they contribute.

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