Multiple project management at work.

It can be even more difficult for a project manager to manage multiple projects at the same time. The manager might need to focus on one task while others are focusing on another. This can make it hard for people who are trying to work together because they’ll need to split up their attention. Here are some few tips to manage multiple projects at work:

Prioritize tasks Prioritize the higher priority work first and de-prioritize less urgent work at the same time. Do what you can to schedule tasks that need to be done as soon as possible in your calendar early so it doesn’t get taken over by less urgent work. The project manager must know which tasks will have a greater impact on the organization and prioritize effectively. This will help keep your project schedule on track and reduce missed deadlines. It’s a good practice to re prioritize work in light of a new project or other project schedules.

Adjust your plan through regular reviews It does not make sense to stick with the original plan no matter what. Being flexible is an extremely important attribute that an effective leader must-have. When you manage multiple projects, there are several unknown variables that can sometimes change your entire outlook. The smart thing to do is to hold regular review sessions where you update the original plan in order to successfully complete all your projects

Stay focused While you balance multiple projects at once, you are bound to give less attention to the task you are currently occupied with. In order to become an effective project manager, you must stay focused on the task at hand. One way of achieving this is to assign a specific time to each project according to their priority. Through this way, you can ensure that your attention remains undivided.

Assign tasks to a single owner If you’re the only person who should be working on one task, assign it to yourself. This helps you stay on the same page with the rest of your team and helps clarify priorities and workload. If there is work that needs to be completed by different people on your team, make sure you have a project management system in place so there isn’t any confusion.

Know when to delegate A good leader knows when to take charge and when to trust her team members. You must have a relationship of trust with your team and delegate tasks and assign them when you have too much on your plate.

Keep it simple and easy enough for your entire team to make sure that everyone is clear about the status of a task as it moves through your team’s workflow, consider defining and broadcasting your custom workflow with each step mapped out for the team to understand. This will keep everything organized and help ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner! Prioritize, assign and update status to get work done.

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Rostwa day.

Rostwa Engineers Limited was founded 12 years ago on 27.04.2019, its been a long journey but still long way to go. For this year it was celebrated on 01.05.2021(Labour day) in order to celebrate the new head office blessing(grand opening) and 12th year anniversary.

It was a function graced with Prayers and few speeches from Directors,Administrators and lastly guest of Honor(Hon. Makmot Edward Otto) we still continue to thank all our guests who honored the invitation.

We still continue to thank our Partners,Clients and staff for all the efforts in making Rostwa Engineers Limited a better company.we will continue to follow our values and fulfill the needs of our Clients as our motto goes EXCELLENT NEVER IS ENOUGH.

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Tips on financial management.

Have you ever wondered why you have no financial growth no matter how you try? There are some simple things you can do right now to improve your money situation.  If you stick to these five tips, your financial problems may start to diminish, and you can start reaping the rewards of lower debt, and saving for the future.

Flesh out Your Plan Your budget is key to success. It is the tool that will give you the most control of your financial future. Your budget is the key to achieving the rest of your plan. A financial plan is essential in helping you reach your financial goals. The plan should have multiple steps or milestones. A sample plan might include creating a monthly budget and spending plan, then getting out of debt.

Rostwa Engineers staff having A corporate social responsibility at St.Moses in Jinja(2018)

Make and Stick to a Budget A budget will also help you decide how to spend your money over the coming months and years. Without the plan, you might spend cash on things that seem important now, but don’t offer much in terms of enhancing your future. Many people get caught in this situation and get down on themselves for not reaching the financial milestones they want for their family and their own life.

Detail Your Financial Goals Take some time to write specific, long-term financial goals. All of these goals will affect how you plan your finances. For example, your goal to retire early is dependent on how well you save your money now Once you have written down your financial goals, prioritize them. This organizational process ensures that you are paying the most attention to the ones that are of the highest importance to you.

Pay off Debt Debt is a huge obstacle for many when it comes to reaching financial goals. That’s why you should make eliminating it a priority. Set up a plan to eliminate debts to help you pay it off more quickly. For example, while making minimum payments on all of your debt accounts, pay any extra money towards one debt at a time. After paying off one debt account, move all the money you were paying on the first debt to the next debt and continue from there, creating a debt-pay down .

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Advice Once you have grown your savings and need to begin investing to increase your wealth, speak to a financial planner/advisor to help make wise investment decisions. A good adviser will share the risks involved in each investment and help you find products that match your comfort level and investing return needs while helping you work toward your goals as quickly as possible. A financial planner can also help you with your budget.

REMEMBER EXCELLENCE NEVER IS ENOUGH

A staff at Lyantonde site in western Uganda(2019)

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Team players and their qualities.

If you have chosen team members for a project in your organization,but still one feels their is need to make check list on the qualities of a good team player ,below are some of the few qualities of a good team player;

Communicates constructively Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others and for the work of the team. That’s what it means to communicate constructively. Such a team member does not shy away from making a point but makes it in the best way possible in a positive, confident, and respectful manner.

Works as a problem-solver Teams, of course, deal with problems. Sometimes, it appears, that’s the whole reason why a team is created to address problems. Good team players are willing to deal with all kinds of problems in a solutions-oriented manner. They’re problem-solvers, not problem-dwellers, problem-blamers, or problem-avoiders.

Functions as an active participant Good team player are active participants. They come prepared for team meetings, listen and speak up in discussions. They’re fully engaged in the work of the team. Team members who function as active participants take the initiative to help make things happen, and they volunteer for assignments

Shares openly and willingly Good team players shares information, knowledge, and experience. They take the initiative to keep other team members informed. Much of the communication within teams takes place informally. Beyond discussion at organized meetings, team members need to feel comfortable talking with one another and passing along important news and information day-to-day.

Exhibits flexibility Teams often deal with changing conditions and often create changes themselves. Good team players roll with the punches; they adapt to ever-changing situations. They don’t complain or get stressed out because something new is being tried or some new direction is being set. In addition, a flexible team member can consider different points of views and compromise when needed to offer.

Shows commitment to the team Strong team players care about their work, the team, and the team’s work. They show up every day with this care and commitment up front. They want to give a good effort, and they want other team members to do the same.

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How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom in Your Career.

Everything can go on well in your career but what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and seriously begin to question whether you should even continue in your chosen field? How do you recover from that?Here are some of the lessons from people who have been to the depths of failure and skyrocketed back to the top.

Don’t doubt your skills. There may be times when people question your ability and even ask that gut-punching question, whether you are in the right career We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We maintain this focus to help us concentrate, maintain balance and intention during a practice. In life, we create this focus, so not to get distracted by outside noise and block outside messages that harm our aspirations. Set an intention at the beginning of each day that you return to at day’s end. This gives you a measure of whether you stayed on track with what you set out to accomplish.

Avoid Negative Influences It can be easy to get dragged into a pity party when career setbacks occur. But it advised to avoid the negative influences that can really bring you down. Do not hang around with other disgruntled coworkers or complain with anyone else at work. That not only burns bridges, it gets you labeled as negative, an image that can haunt you if it becomes attached to your professional brand.

Find peace with yourself. At your greatest depth, you may find that the only person who still has your back is you. That’s why it’s always important to be your own best supporter and motivator and to remember to treat yourself kindly like a good friend.  Abraham Lincoln went through failed businesses and eight political defeats before he won the presidency. During his streak of defeats, he said about his situation: “I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

Focus on the Positive Focus on the good, and the things you can control, even though you’re having a setback, are there any aspects you’re grateful for? focus on what you can control, like a marketing plan to get your career moving forward. Start putting together the pieces. Find out what resources are available to you for little or no cost through community colleagues, career mates, professional associations, and the school, or schools, where you got your degree.

Understand what went wrong to move past the setback and grow from the experience it’s important to think objectively. Was the incident a reflection of your personal performance or a new company direction that was beyond your control? “If you can review the situation and identify your own strengths and weaknesses, you’ll be in a better position professionally and better able to handle a similar situation that might arise in the future,” If you have a setback, find out why it really happened and address it

Put the past behind you and move forward Things often happen for a reason, and an apparent setback can actually place you on a fresh and exciting career path. “You have to take things as they come and work to overcome challenges. Just make sure you learn from each experience and get better because of it. It’s also important to understand that reaching for success always involves a certain amount of risk. Realize that taking risks will result in occasional setbacks that can eventually be overcome through determined, repeated effort.

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Integrity in a Workplace

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is seeing and this begins with your individual choice to always act in accordance with strong moral principles, no matter the situation. exhibiting integrity in all your work interactions, you will get unwavering confidence and purpose and Others will become inspired by your way of interacting. Few ways to have integrity at work are noted below

Tell the Truth It’s easy to be transparent when the news is good. When the news is positive, you shout it from the rooftops but how do you behave when the news is bad? How do you tell your boss the difficult news like a critical meeting that did not go as planned? You have to tell the truth. Most bosses will forgive a few mistakes presented if you tell the unvarnished truth and this builds trust.

Give Credit Where It’s Due In certain companies, it is hard to get the credit you deserve. However, you will find that the more you credit others with helping you out, the more credit you will accrue in return. Giving credit where it’s due helps increase performance. “I could not have completed this report without Brian’s phenomenal assistance,” you can say. Better, thank Brian in an email and copy all who worked on the project.

Practice Open Communication Integrity in the workplace means handling the difficult conversation with grace and professionalism. When others report to you, they want candid communication about their job performance. If you have to review someone who is under performing, you owe it to them to let them know what he/she is doing wrong. Then, outline the steps they can take to improve. Work out a timeline for when you will both meet again to see if they have been able to turn things around.

Meet All Deadlines Integrity in the workplace starts with honoring deadlines. No one, least of all your boss, wants to hear the many reasons why you couldn’t honor a deadline. All she wants to hear is that the work is ready. You will prove yourself a person of integrity if you come through when you say you will.

Try Collaboration Instead of Competition Some workplaces promote competition between teams for profitable assignments, for new business pitches, and for developing new work methods. Strive to foster a friendly rivalry rather than a cutthroat one. You will portray yourself as a team player, and others will want to work with you. Let others know that you’re willing to share the direction you’re exploring and the information you’re uncovering in hopes of arriving at the best solution collaboratively.

Be Accountable for Your Actions Only cowards pass the buck. Those with integrity take responsibility, even when it means having to admit one’s shortcomings. “I think we did not study the competition deeply enough,” you can say to your team. “But I have an approach that will help us all get smarter, faster. “When you’re accountable each and every time, your team will rally behind you when needed.

 Don’t Abuse Your Position Continually show your employer that you are worthy of the trust she/he put in you to do your best work. Demonstrate your integrity by never abusing any of your freedom and autonomy with personal phone calls, Internet searches, or too much socializing with coworkers. In addition, when you always deliver on what you promise, others will trust that you are a woman or man of your word.

 Offer Respect to Every Colleague Set a great example by respecting your colleague’s boundaries both physical and emotional. If you notice that a colleague looks stressed or anxious, offer to help ease some of his/her workload. (If they reject your offer, respect that, too.) Furthermore, you show respect by giving others a chance to be heard and honoring their opinions and input.

Conclusion Integrity is a common denominator of a rewarding and successful career. By demonstrating integrity in the workplace, you’re able to find balance between respect and responsibility. Not only will your positive attributes lead you to have better relationships with coworkers, but you will find more fulfillment from your work because you know you’re performing in alignment with your best self. Become a model of integrity in your workplace. You will set the tone for appropriate behavior and overall professionalism across your organization. The rewards will come in the form of mutual respect and rapid advancement.

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The festive season is back again.

2020 has been a difficult year, and most of us are looking forward to a well-earned rest over the Christmas break. However, the festive period can sometimes be a challenging time – especially if we are not able to see our friends or family as we usually would. Here are some tips to help you keep safe and fresh during the festive season.

Schedule some ‘me’ time the festive period can feel very busy, and demands can be put on us by others. Keep some time aside for yourself to catch up on your favorite shows, go for a walk, do something that will make you happy -you deserve it!

Look after your health the festive period can be a time for excess, but it’s important we still keep truck on our healthy eating and drinking, stick to good sleep habits, and exercise regularly. Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of getting the virus.

Keep yourself and others safe This year things will be different due Covid-19 restrictions, but they are so important to keep both you and your loved ones safe. Follow government guidelines and be assertive with anyone who asks you to break these – for their health and yours.

Ventilation One of the things you can do to reduce the impact of COVID-19 is to keep a couple of windows open and keep the house ventilated. Allowing the air to keep flowing around your house will reduce the risk of people catching COVID-19 if they are in the house mixing with people.

Social distancing Technically these rules can be scrapped over the Christmas period – but people who are worried about hugging vulnerable people should try and keep their distance anyway. Staying 2 meters apart from family and friends is a sensible way to reduce the risk. If you are concerned, wearing a mask would be another way to reduce any possible spread.

Washing your hands Is still an important tool to curb the virus. Especially if you’re going out before you meet others for Christmas, be sure to wash your hands regularly. This is even more important if you’re going to use public transport to get home.

Extra cleaning and don’t share items the guidance also recommends taking extra precautions such as cleaning surfaces and contact points like door handles over the Christmas period too. Ideally, Christmas dinner guests should be social distanced as much as. But if the table is small, experts say at least don’t share plates or cups.

At least reduce your contacts the best thing to do in the week before Christmas is to reduce your contacts with the outside world. That means cancelling visits to see family, friends, the supermarket and slashing the time you spend outside of the house. Even if you don’t catch corona-virus, there’s still a chance you could come into contact with a positive case and be told to isolate just before the holiday period starts – which would ruin any plans.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED 2021.KEEP STAYING SAFE

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Team building for employees in a company

Every organization needs to make employees feel like they are important members of the team, and not just another body. You can do that by encouraging your staff to participate in a team building because it has impacts  that builds the company. Here are some reasons why team building is important for the workplace.

Reveals Hidden Skills Many employees sometimes feel they’re not given an opportunity to show everything they’re capable of doing. But in a more relaxed environment, they might lose some of those inhibitions and reveal some of their hidden skills. Plus, you will learn more about who they are as individuals.

Boosts Team Work As simple as a team building event might be, it gives employees a chance to work as a team. So, when the time to actually work as a team comes, they’ll know what to do and what is expected of them. While many of your employees know how to work independently and take direction from their supervisors, some of them might find it more challenging collaborating with their colleagues.

Improves Communication Employees might feel comfortable communication with people around them at work or with their direct supervisors. The question is, are they comfortable communicating with employees who work in different departments or with people who work on the other side of the office? Team building helps bridge this gap and gives employees the tools to be able to better communicate with one another this gives them security that they don’t have to face challenges alone.

Builds Trust Employers  might be surprised by the lack of trust among employees in the workplace but by allowing team building practices in your company, you will give your employees the change to build trust with their colleagues. When employees feel more trusting, they’re more likely to bounce ideas off each other and this could potentially increase productivity.

Better Conflict Resolution Conflict resolution is a big part of any job. However, how employees’ approach and handle conflict can be significantly improved if team building is in place. This is true for conflict resolution. When they feel like they can trust and communicate with their peers, they’ll be able to solve conflicts in a more efficient way.

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Pressure at work places and how to overcome it.

There is always a time at work place when different tasks need to be accomplished in a small period of time, this in most cases amounts to pressure. Their some few ideas to manage work pressure, if one Practices these tips and you will get better at dealing effectively with the pressures you encounter at work.

Stay focused on what needs to be accomplished. Even though the day may be stressful, keep your mind firmly focused on completing your regular responsibilities. Act and don’t react: As you stay calm, try to focus on the task, do not react to the source of pressure. Reacting to the source of pressure will only place more pressure on you.

Cool off: You can cool off by carrying out a simple breathing exercise. This is done by taking a sip breath through your mouth; it is called a sip breath because you will need to position your mouth as someone that wants to sip. Sip breath, hold for few seconds, then release through your nose. Repeat that for a number of times, it will help you cool off, clear your head and give you the ability to think.

Create A Prioritization Strategy Assess each task on your list. Is the task important to you? Will it relieve pressure or clear space in your day? Does it move you or your company forward? If not, ask whether you can delegate to someone else, or if that task can be postponed or eliminated. Give yourself permission to say no to incoming tasks that don’t meet your prioritization criteria so you can say yes to better things.

Forget The Future, Focus On The Present One way to be better under pressure is to pull back, slow down and stop thinking about the future deadline or work that needs to be done. Make a quick checklist of the three things you need to do next towards the deadline and do them. Courage is about taking the next hard step.

Break Your Tasks Down Any project or task can seem overwhelming when looked at as a whole. It’s critical to break it down into milestones or steps that can be easily attained. When you look at these individual steps, you can more readily meet goals and feel a sense of accomplishment. Seeing yourself completing the project also builds confidence in giving yourself a system to use.

Stop delaying something that must be done(procrastination), often because it is unpleasant or boring.  Pressure almost always comes because you have failed to prioritize and act. You likely procrastinated and now are paying the price. Procrastination is simply a bad habit . First, ask yourself what you are resisting. Then see if you can give up your resistance and simply act.

Change How You Think About Pressure The hardest part of working under pressure is coping with the perception of pressure. More often than not, we worry about some imaginary catastrophe that never happens, and that tends to render us powerless. Focus on one aspect of the task at a time, instead of looking at it in its totality.

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Moody co-workers.

While you might bring positivity into the workplace, a few of your coworkers might not check their problems at the door. Dealing with the mood swings of coworkers can sometimes feel like another workload but you can’t let it affect your productivity. Acknowledging their moody tendencies is the first step to gaining back control and ensuring a positive work environment for not only yourself, but also for other coworkers. Luckily, there are some simple and effective adjustments you can make to your work day to make it significantly more pleasant.

Observe, don’t advise. To show your sensitivity, respond to a moody employee with a simple observation such as, “You seem down.” Then keep quiet and see if the individual wants to open up. That’s better than playing amateur shrink and dishing out unsolicited advice.

Remain neutral. Maintain a pleasant, professional demeanor even when you’re dealing with an irritable or downcast employee. Don’t allow gloominess to influence how you behave or assume you should mirror it to show you understand. Your consistent response to even the most inconsistent personalities will bring stability to the workplace.

Introduce change. Moody employees may welcome a change in scenery or a new challenge. Assign them to visit a field office, give a speech or take a seminar. By forcing them to break out of their safe, predictable routines, you might refresh them.

Control your expectations. You may get used to a worker’s shifting moods and grow to expect certain behaviors at certain times. That’s dangerous. If you anticipate someone will be moody on Monday mornings, for instance, you may look for evidence of such an attitude even when it’s not there.

Setting Clear Boundaries When someone at your job decides to take her personal problems out on you, it’s time to set clear boundaries in your work relationship. While you might listen to her complain about her life, you must make it clear that it’s not okay for her to act out. While you might empathize with her situation, be vocal about how her moodiness and actions make you feel and how they affect the morale of the office.

It’s Her, Not You. If you sense that an overly sensitive coworker is in a sour mood — and it shows in her attitude towards you — remember that it’s nothing personal. It’s her problem, not yours. The sooner you can forget about her moody attitude, the quicker you can get back to work.

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