Project Management

Is Your Employer Ready for the Future of Work?

Andy Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting S.A., a Roatan, Honduras-based management consulting firm with a comprehensive project management practice. Andy always appreciates feedback and discussion on the issues raised in his articles and can be reached at [email protected]. Andy's new book Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations is now available.

There is so much depth in the 2024 PMI Pulse of the Profession® report The Future of Project Work that it’s easy to get into the details and not surface again for quite some time. But I want to take a higher-level perspective than I have in my articles Invest in Your Difference Makers and Farewell to Standard Approaches?

In particular, I want to consider just how much the world of project management is changing—and wonder aloud whether employers are ready for those changes.

PMI’s report makes it clear that hybrid is already an established approach to delivering projects. It provides statistics that suggest that there is no difference in project success rates whether teams are on site, remote or a mix. And it demonstrates the advantages of investing in enablers—support resources and approaches for employees that are more than simply skills development.

I’m not sure that many of you reading this will find any one of those things particularly surprising, though perhaps all three together may represent a more significant shift in project environments than you might have expected.

But I suspect that most of you reading this are project professionals—PMs and similar roles who live and breathe projects for a good portion of your working lives. I don’t know how many organizational leaders are ready for this kind of shift in how …

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