Project man­age­ment insights — from the out­side. A Coax Q&A.

For this Coax Q&A, we reached out to Day­na Sykes, an Edu­ca­tion Coor­di­na­tor with Unit­ed Steel­work­ers — the largest pri­vate sec­tor union in North Amer­i­ca. Check out Day­na’s insights about good plan­ning, auton­o­my, and work­ing with­in your capacity.

by Marshall Watson

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