View All num of num See all Photos GE www.ge.com Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 3.3k Reviews 4.2k Salaries 1.0k Interviews 570 Jobs Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview Interview Question IT Project Manager Interview Albany, NY GE How do you deal with people issues, given the limited authority you have over people as a PM? Tags: project management, information technology, project manager, information management See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 2 ▼ As the project manager it's incredibly important to communicate with both your superiors and the employees that you're managing. Make it known that if an employee has an issue with something, you're door is always open to them. This will give them the sense that you're willing to alleviate their frustrations, and will help counter future debacles from arising. If there are certain employees that are simply too suborn to work with, then you may want to communicate with your superiors to establish whether or not their name can be used to get something done: e.g. "Vice President Smith says that this has to get done by Monday". While this is kind of a manipulative tool, it'll help get the point across. Jack on Oct 12, 2010 Interviews > IT Project Manager > GE Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.