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Happy New Year!

Our FMP family can’t wait to ring in 2021!

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Virtual Work is Here to Stay! Five Tips for Successfully Leading & Managing Virtual Teams

We are almost a full year into a global pandemic that has completely changed the way we do business. It has forced companies and leaders, sometimes with no prior virtual experience, to transition to 100% remote work. But after months of feeling unprepared and lots of trial and error, most organizations have figured it out….

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A Competency-Based Approach to Workforce Recovery: Using Competencies to Find and Hire the Right Talent

In Part 1 of this blog, we talked through strategies for how job seekers can explore new careers using a competency-based approach. We illustrated that due to the economic disruption caused by the pandemic, many people with experience in one industry may have to shift to a new industry to find employment opportunities. In this…

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FMP’s Capabilities in Response to COVID-19

For nearly 30 years, FMP has been a trusted partner to the Federal Government and at the forefront of strategic transformation initiatives that help agencies become more responsive, efficient, and effective. During this time of unprecedented change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ready and able to assist our nation’s federal agencies in achieving…

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How FMP Does Teleworking – An Interview with Our Remote Employees

At FMP, we practice flexibility every day – not just in specific situations, but in our work arrangements. Many employees based out of our office in Shirlington, VA work remotely 1 – 2 days a week; however, we also have full-time remote employees located across the country. We are proud to share the best practices,…

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Client Conflict: Managing and Moving Forward

Conflict, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…this month we’ve covered many facets of the topic, from positive conflict to strategies for overcoming conflict. So Houston, what happens when the problem is a conflict with a client or customer? You might shudder at the thought of having conflict with the clients you serve. These individuals…

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Leveraging Positive Conflict in the Workplace

I think it is safe to say that just mentioning the word “conflict” can be anxiety inducing. Conflict usually does not feel good even though, as mentioned in our introductory blog post about conflict, it is technically a neutral term. So why is conflict so universally feared? And how can we expand our understanding of conflict…

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Dropping the Mic on Conflict!

Ah yes, the holidays are among us, which means it’s time for fun, friends, food, and family – yep, an opportunity to spend quality time catching up with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, brothers, and sisters that you may not often see. Time with family members can certainly be a festive and long-awaited occasion to enjoy…

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‘Houston, we have a problem’ and we don’t mean baseball

When we planned this month’s theme to focus on conflict with the truism ‘Houston, we have a problem’ we never imagined that we’d be in the midst of a Washington Nationals (our hometown team) and Houston Astros World Series where every sports, radio, and TV newsperson was throwing that line around. We sought to reference…

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Putting Your Team to the Test: Personality Based Assessments

In continuing with FMP’s March theme of analyzing what makes teams successful, we’re examining the more popular personality-based assessments project managers can use to ensure they’re building a team that is dynamic, results-oriented, and, of course, successful! FMP has experience utilizing the following personality-based assessments to recognize employee behaviors and patterns when assembling project teams….

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