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07.06.17 | Press

Avoid silo mentality: Six tips for project team diversity

Successful project professionals bring diversity to their teams - not only content diversity, but also personal diversity. They consciously combine conscientious detail workers, forward-looking creators or creative visionaries. The mix of different personalities makes the project team more dynamic - it also leads to better results. Expert Gunter Gruhser explains six success factors for employee selection in project management.

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12.05.17 | News

Interview with Lizette Gericke

Lizette Gericke now supports Christina Hiller since March 2017 in managing the next level consulting branch in South Africa. She joined the team successfully and is giving us first insights about herself in a short interview.

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16.03.17 | Press

Online Chat, Social Media & More - discover the digital project world with "Reverse Mentoring"

Digital technologies such as online chat and social media inspire project work. They accelerate collaboration and support team building. However, many project managers struggle with these media. Professor Manfred Mühlfelder of SRH Mobile University, an economics psychologist, recommends five strategies for project managers to benefit from the digital opportunities.

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15.03.17 | Press

Finding the right team motivators

Project managers are like kings without a country. They lead a project team but have no authority. They are not the line managers of their team members. Nevertheless, project managers can achieve buy-in, motivate and lead their teams without the need for any disciplinary action. Leadership expert Anna-Maria Muck explains seven strategies for project managers to address this “power gap".

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02.02.17 | News

next level consulting extends its management in Vienna

next level consulting continues to reorganise its management. In the beginning of 2017 Thomas Waldorf was appointed Managing Director of next level consulting Austria, and Michael Müllner took over the position of Managing Director Sales in the next level holding.

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30.12.16 | Events

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19.12.16 | News

next level consulting expands its management board

next level consulting’s (Vienna) management has repositioned itself. At the end of November 2016, the CEO Wolfgang Rabl incorperated its newest members.

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15.12.16 | Press

Five Creative Strategies for project managers to reach their audience

Project managers face the difficult task of obtaining buy-in from team members, customers and other stakeholders for their plans. Providing only factual information is not enough. Brain research reveals: With skilfully placed emotional impulses, project managers can effectively embed messages. Five Creative Strategies show how professionals can increase the impact of their presentations and successfully convey messages.

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05.12.16 | News

Our new website is online.

We are pleased to present our new website. Together with our marketing agency k25, we raised our web presence to the next level.

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16.11.16 | Press

Six tips to pack in your travel bag as an international project manager

International project work has developed into a mega trend – more and more project managers are send abroad. Once they arrive in their host country difficulties tend to pile up. It is not that they misstep because of cultural differences, the problems often come up in other unexpected areas. Here are six helpful tips for project managers abroad.

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07.11.16 | Press

7 typical mistakes when improving work processes

Many businesses would like to re-design their work processes to be more economical. However, often improved efficiency comes at the cost of customer satisfaction or quality. The process management expert Michael Popp explains which common mistakes businesses should avoid and how work processes can be improved gainfully.

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14.10.16 | Press

Fight, Flight or Freeze – Why Our Brain Blocks Change Projects

Restructuring allows companies to adapt to changing markets. Progress through change. The other side of the medal is this: During the efforts to reorganise productivity often plummets. Staff calls in sick; top employees hand in their notice and leave. Experts have a surprising explanation for these “side effects” of change: The human brain cannot cope with such comprehensive change. It just switches automatically into “alarm mode”. Employees respond on instinct: flight (call in sick or leave), fight (aggressively impede the project) or freeze (inner migration, work-to-rule). With the following steps organisations can deal with these inevitable as well as dangerous instinctive responses.

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01.09.16 | News

Certification expert Michael Wolf will enhance our team of experts in september 2016

„next level consulting“ project management certification with top-transfer

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10.08.16 | Press

“Everyday projects“ lack support within their organisations

Small- and medium-size projects often fail. They are expected to succeed without any attention or positive regard from management. There are no clear goals, realistic time lines, committed specialist and none of the necessary manoeuvring space needed by project managers. Kerstin Wünnecke explains, how project managers can deal with such adverse conditions.

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06.06.16 | Press

Five hands-on strategies on how to lead successful projects as a project management team of two

More and more businesses turn towards dual leadership for projects. Instead of one ‘soloist’ two project managers run the project together. Through this strategy the project profits from the combined expertise, experience and personal abilities of two project managers. Dual leadership is especially useful in complex projects requiring a wide range of specialist skills. Five practical strategies work towards successful cooperation in what can otherwise be a tricky leadership situation.

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19.05.16 | Press

5 criteria to establish if an organisation stands to profit from implementing Agile

The nightmare of any project manager is a vague and hazy description of a project’s desired deliverables. As early as possible a project manager needs a precise list of all project requirements to ensure feasible planning. Because of this difficulty more and more businesses turn to Agile. Its essential advantage is that project managers can dispense with a “100% detailed plan”. Teams delve right into the work and cooperate very closely with the client, discussing progress and next steps at short intervals.

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04.03.16 | Press

What does the customer really want? – The four steps to success

A crystal clear project assignment with well-defined requirements: This is what is at the heart of a truly successful project. However, in practice it is tough for project managers to establish these requirements and it is also tough to work with them.

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03.02.16 | Press

Project Portfolio Management – “Flight Control” for Projects

Many companies lose track of their projects. They don’t focus on the essential projects and squander resources on projects that are hardly worthwhile. Through project portfolio management businesses can align their projects with their strategy: Do the projects fit the strategic objectives and development chances? Which projects are needed – and which ones should be dropped? Here are five steps to establish portfolio management in your company.

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