Rallying a new team together around a project can be hard work. And if that project is complicated, you have a recipe for disorganization and low morale. To channel your team toward a common goal, consider using Gantt charts.
The first Gantt chart was developed in the mid 1880s by Karol Adamiecki, a Polish engineer. Some 15 years later, American engineer Henry Gantt created his own version of the chart, which became widely known. Gantt's name therefore became associated with charts of this type.
The Gantt method is great for managing projects with lots of dependent tasks that can only begin when another ends. By showing the progress of every team member's tasks in a central location, Gantt charts inspire a sense of camaraderie and a shared drive toward success.
Gantt charts aren’t just great for project tracking. They also help teams:
When your team's goals are front and center, they're far more likely to accomplish them. Write out tasks on a Gantt chart and your team will be well on the way to achieving success, no matter how complex the project.