Diversity, equity and inclusion necessarily involves a lot of formal policies and structures. To this practitioner, success comes from making those policies irrelevant.
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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.
In today's dynamic and diverse work landscape, the effective collaboration of project teams is essential for success. This webinar, titled "Technology-Enabled Collaboration for Inclusive Project Teams," delves into the transformative role of technology in fostering collaboration among diverse team members. By harnessing the power of technological tools, this webinar explores how project teams can break down barriers, bridge geographical divides, and amplify the voices of those who might traditionally be excluded. Join us to discover strategies that leverage technology to create an inclusive environment, where every team member's unique perspective and expertise are not only valued but also actively integrated into the project's journey towards excellence.
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On June 15, 2023, a PMI Webinar was conducted where Lynda Carter and Dave Davis discussed “Empathy when Eliciting User Knowledge”. The discussion / interaction was tremendous and there were more comments and questions than the leaders could answer. Well, we listened to you and have now prepared a webinar to answer most of those questions and continue the dialog. The webinar will again feature Lynda and Dave sharing real world learning on the importance of Empathy in elicitation and how it can improve your professional skill set.
With COVID and social movements including the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting, we are experiencing unprecedented numbers of employees leaving the workforce, either physically or mentally, in order to avoid high stress and burnout and bring a better sense of balance to their lives. All this, while the ongoing number of projects and change organizations are taking on to remain competitive and satisfy their customers continues to rise. To maintain and grow their customer base, organizations seek out, listen to and leverage their customers to influence decisions.
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By providing clear frameworks, case studies, and actionable strategies, the Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD) Project Manager’s Toolkit equips PMs with the tools they need to integrate sustainability seamlessly into their projects.
Question: At a local PMI chapter meeting, a lot of my friends were talking about “ESG.” I didn’t want to appear stupid, but I also want to be sure I’m keeping up to date so that my position at my company is secure. As a project manager, what would my role in “ESG” be? Is there a class, or do I just Google things to figure it out?
If risk is going to become part of organizational culture, then it needs to overcome its image problem. It needs a rebranding, because no one wants to associate their culture with something fundamentally negative.
The integration of an ESG framework into a for-profit organization can be a complex and challenging task. It requires a significant shift in the company’s culture, values and operations to incorporate ESG considerations into its decision-making processes. But the benefits can pay dividends in the long run.
Environmental, social and governance issues are in sharp focus right now. If your organization isn’t doing enough, challenge them to do more. Help is available.
In the wake of mounting environmental challenges and social expectations, organizations worldwide have recognized the significance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their operations. This easy-to-apply framework can help.
As chief sustainability officers become more common, they increasingly have the ability to shape how work gets done and performance gets measured. But what does their relationship with project delivery need to look like?
Poorly managed or overly ambitious projects can lead to employee burnout and disengagement, threatening productivity and morale. If you want to increase engagement in your projects, follow these five steps.
Only 18% of organizations focus on fostering psychological safety and a tolerance of failure in the workplace. How can we address negative environments?
Fostering a high level of psychological safety isn’t just about creating a positive workplace—it’s a crucial success factor to achieve all of your PMO goals. Try these four techniques to increase psychological safety at work.
How do you attract talent to your organization, and how do you cultivate and retain the talent you have? Building a compelling company culture that emphasizes values, vision, purpose and openness is fundamental. Here are some steps, from recognition to mentorship.
Understanding your organizational culture is essential to effectively managing or changing it. Here are some tips for identifying your organization's culture—and five steps a PM can take to create the right culture for their projects.
Art works because of structure, process and honesty. If we want our projects to truly deliver results that we care about, we should take lessons from the world of the arts and apply them to our own projects and organizations.
Many aspects of project management appear tedious and boring. Creating visual scenarios transforms your project into a memorable adventure that has lasting impact—and creates stronger bonds among team members. Here are five story vision examples to use in your next project.
The dynamics of our teams have changed. We are now dispersed, culturally diverse and mostly virtual. How do we ensure we are fair and equitable leaders? Cultural intelligence plays a vital role.