Agility refers to the ability to change the position of one's body without losing balance. Cultural agility then becomes a competency that enables professionals to change their state of mind to perform successfully in cross-cultural situations. Global professionals that develop cultural awareness and agility will be the ones who gain a competitive advantage in a global economy.
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Project teams are often a microcosm of the organizations they live within. We should assess and actively work to improve the health of our teams—and then think about how we can impact the health of the broader organization.
The forces that are driving changes in perceptions in projects, in process and in how we work in teams are real, significant and not going away any time soon. The pressure to deliver—and do so quickly—is continuing to ramp up. That has some fundamental implications for organizations, how they think about projects and how they think about project management.
At the bottom line of ethics, there is honesty, which should be part of every transaction, interaction, decision or action that an organization and its employees take. Six steps are proposed to help improve relationships between organizations and their employees, orienting the application of ethics through steps of honesty.
In our concluding installment, we look at the importance of understanding your existing organizational culture.
Connecting with organizational culture to enhance productivity is paramount in project management; it helps to not only improve performance, but also adds meaningfulness. How can organizations align their values with talent management to inspire team members and create a high-performing culture?
A common, shared ethic can close the generational gap and aid in team integration, but the complex business environment necessitates an approach to ethics founded on culture. The catalyst for that culture must be embedded in leadership’s participation in behavior that reflects the shared values of the project management profession.
What is it that makes learning from projects so elusive? This article posits that culture has a significant influence. Presented here are the most common challenges to learning identified in industry and academia—reframed as cultural issues—alongside practical recommendations for overcoming them.
The project management world today is gray. This author proposes adding a burst of color with gamification and artificial intelligence (AI), vibrant with the ideas of contextualization, personalization, digitalization and sustainability.
By giving focus to the personal value that individuals bring to the business, organizations show that the people are as important as their work. This value-based culture improves productivity, morale and commitment, but it doesn't get built on slogans.
New perspectives on change management have significant implications for project managers. Identifying, understanding and aligning with them is the best way to meet stakeholder needs and enable project results delivery. Here are seven change management trends that will affect how project managers lead their projects.
Historically, projects have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with speed. And if there is one characteristic that differentiates a business-focused PMO from any other, it is the ability to drive project execution as fast as the business requires.
Contributing Factors to Ethical Violations: What Makes Otherwise Ethical Project Managers Make Poor Decisionsby
A common understanding of what is ethical is necessary in all organizations, as each professional operates within the accepted boundaries. Understand the three drivers that can lead to unethical decision making on projects and how to mitigate the associated risk.
Gain an understanding of how to deal with the challenges of team engagement and creating alignment of values for a high-performing culture on a project. The focus is on values—and a need to facilitate team members in their pursuit of those values—instead of unwillingly working on assignments.
You've passed the exam and become a Project Management Professional. Now what? What are the expectations of you from your co-workers? And what are the expectations you have of yourself?
India has been a focal point of the IT revolution in the last two decades. This overview frames the IT landscape and evolution; and what organizations, start-ups and workers can do in this era of confusion and transition to create more jobs, sustain jobs and try to maintain India’s edge on the industry overall.
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