Some of the most talented workers are now leaving their organizations—and companies are finding it difficult to fill vacant positions with qualified individuals. What strategies should organizations adopt to retain top talent—while also making their workplaces attractive to new hires?
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
When you begin a new role or a new job, you feel sometimes misplaced, and you don’t belong. You’re not alone: many of us have gone through impostor syndrome without naming it. What is impostor syndrome? When does it happen? Why? How to overcome it? We propose to explore these insightful questions sharing our experiences as a project manager.
Managers construct narratives of innovation and ascribe themselves with informal roles such as leaders and champions of innovation (Sergeeva, 2016; Sergeeva and Green, 2019; Sergeeva and Liu, 2019). They are expected to create and communicate innovation narratives for both internal employees and stakeholders. The presentation discusses the crucial role of innovation leaders in stimulating and promoting innovations in projects and organizations. The processes of narrating and leading are connected and are important processes in project organizing. These processes are increasingly recognized as essential for successful delivery of projects/megaprojects that impact policy-making, strategizing, the economy and society as a whole. In this webinar, you will learn about Innovation narratives and leadership, and processes of leading and narrating. Key definitions and examples will be discussed. The presentation is based on longitudinal research studies in innovation and project management research.
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How Project Managers Shape Organizational Culture? Tips to Promote Transformation, Business Agility and Innovation
In this webinar the attendees will explore key concepts that allow to understand how the project manager could become a cultural change agent the culture towards more agile and innovative organizations.
In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we aim to put diversity, equity, and inclusion in the center of what we do. Because we are a global community, by nature, PMI, is diverse. Our community is made up of individuals from all walks of life, and varying industries, backgrounds, and regional locations. Something we don’t take for granted. While we have for a long time honored our diverse community, PMI’s intentional work in this space started with discussions by the board at the end of 2019 asking what more can we do to honor our community? In 2020 we formally gathered an internal Core Team that laid the foundation for this program. Throughout the course of the last two years we have set a strong foundation for PMI’s presence and journey in this space. That foundation is solid and we are moving to integrate this work into all parts of the organization. Learn more about DE&I at PMI and how you can make an impact as we work towards an equitable future.
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Is your organization focused on the symptoms of the Great Resignation—the turnover affecting project delivery, for example? A short-term response is necessary, but there are also long-term opportunities to redefine your workplace into a destination of choice for folks seeking something better.
Are you ready for your 3D virtual work avatar? Whether we like it or not, we are on our way to seeing more of our project and portfolio management functions transposed to the virtual world. Does this bode well for project and portfolio managers? Yes and no...
It looks like 2022 is the year we begin to return back to formal workplaces, at least for some of us. But not everyone is in love with the idea—even some employers. Looking forward, the virtual versus on-site working models will need to find a common ground.
There is a sense among some people that returning to a pre-pandemic way of working, whether completely or partially, will be an easy adjustment because it isn’t something new—it’s what was done before. But that’s not the case.
As communities re-emerge from the pandemic, how do we adapt our organizations to support our stakeholders as they transition to this new world? Using a parent teacher organization as a case study with diverse stakeholders, a structured approach can be identified with three primary components.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and in recognition of Women’s History Month, PMI recently led a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) discussion on how women in leadership are shaping their organizational environment, building effective teams and impacting positive business results and performance.
This practitioner never set out to manage projects. Instead, she had some organization skills that she used and enhanced. Upon reflection, she realized she learned many of these skills from other women—including these three guiding principles that we can all learn from.
Project work is a great career for women. Here are three themes to consider as you reflect on how to support and empower the women on your team—and four takeaways to evaluate your organization's efforts for equality.
As a woman who has risen through the ranks and grown in her profession, this project manager has been exposed to some remarkably short-sighted behavior in the workplace. What can we do to challenge the status quo and many of the biases that women experience?
How is career advancement for women right now? And what changes can we initiate with our everyday actions if we truly want to improve the situation? Here are some ways project managers and organizations can foster women's equality.
Over the years, women have improved their status to be treated as equals, both legally and in the actual way they are treated day to day. That slow progress has come through some challenging experiences and lessons learned along the way in the workforce.
There are opportunities for organizations, employees and volunteer organizations to partner to create much more meaningful change. Here we look at a few different philanthropic trends that are emerging—and consider what organizations can do to be a part of them.
The social fabric that holds us together has faced tremendous pressure this year. But taking the time and effort to give back is one of the best ways to make the world a better place. As a project manager, you have the power to create change—use your power responsibly!
Philanthropy is an important tool for groups to get things done, but project managers and organizations need to approach it in the right way. Here are three key guidelines to follow, along with some do's and don'ts.
After nearly two years of a pandemic, workers are being more selective in where and how they work. Simultaneously, many employers are preparing to move workers “back to the office.” Be prepared to make the best of adapting to these new pressures.
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