A switch in time saves nine
Switch leadership: the conscious ability to maneuver from one leadership style to another to enhance performance in a project situation. A Switch in Time Saves Nine... this paper examines how a project manager's leadership actions could improve his or her team's ability to reach the desired goal in the nine knowledge areas in project management; scope, management of integration, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement. This research study suggests that adaptive changes in the situational leadership style adopted by the project manager toward his or her team during different subphases within the implementation phase in a project life cycle could enhance overall project performance. These changes are necessitated by the timing element, which plays a vital role in a given project situation making the need to switch. Investigation was carried out into why the project manager exercised switch leadership: Did this come from team dynamics? Or was it time pressures? Or task demands?