It is vacation period again, and I was asked to help out with a project while my colleague was on vacation. I don't know too much about the project - unfortunately we aren't that transparent -, but I know the people involved - we are located in the same area -, and I know the technology.
The way that I approach project management problems differs from the way my colleague does it. There's nothing wrong with this, because I believe that an organization needs diversity on certain levels, but now this diversity will appear in a project and only for a short amount of time, and this concerns me a bit.
For example, there's a meeting style in place, which I consider as not effective, but the colleagues are fine with it. If I change this, it will cause some disturbance in the projects life, which can be good for the project (they'll learn something new), or can be a risk (they'll slow down). This is not just about this particular meeting, there is the responding to emails, delegation, authority, saying no, saying yes and the list goes on.
I cannot switch between styles as fast as I would like, so I'm not quite sure how to proceed. Shall I use my style? Shall I follow my colleagues style, although I don't agree with it?