What’s your definition of organizational culture? This practitioner has asked himself many times as he probes for a defining answer.
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In The Project Economy, organizations recognize they need teams with a full breadth of perspectives and skills. And that requires true diversity. Read more in this PMI Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report.
In 2020, a lot of organizations embraced the idea of donating products and services instead of money. Is that a trend that’s going to continue?
The project management domain is full of evolving terminology and buzzwords. Just as we get comfortable with the latest acronyms, new vernacular emerges. One writer called on a colleague to learn more about being a Green PM and pursuing sustainability in project management.
Spiritual intelligence is considered by some as an essential component of both personal and professional development. This article discusses how project managers can tap into team members' spiritual intelligence to create close ties to the project and improve creativity, motivation and performance. It explains the concept of spiritual intelligence and details how it is related to Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs. It shows how organizations that use bottom-of-the-pyramid motivational levers run the risk of inadvertently keeping their employees at the wrong end of the motivational spectrum. The article then explores how spiritually intelligent team members identify with and feel engaged by the broader mission of their organization. It overviews Danah Zohar's book SQ: Spiritual Intelligence, the Ultimate Intelligence and explains how negative drivers such as fear, greed, anger, etc., often lead to destructive behavior, while project managers who lead according to spiritual intelligence result in more positive behaviors. The article concludes by listing do's and don'ts when tapping into teams' collective spiritual intelligence. Accompanying the article is a sidebar listing the 12 indicators of spiritual development.
IT projects that aim to protect at-risk species must navigate the world's most unpredictable terrain—and sidestep potential pitfalls.
One of the world's biggest oil powers looks to sustainability to secure its future.
Legislation across the globe is mandating that public and private sector businesses include accessibility requirements in their environments, including digital channels and platforms. How do your efforts measure up?
To be successful, an individual or organization must open their minds about what may be possible in the near term—but perhaps has absolutely no tie to the past whatsoever. This is especially the case when it comes to the seemingly unlimited possibilities of new technologies that are beginning to emerge.
Moving across the globe to work in a completely different culture proved to be a continuous learning experience for this project manager, who embraced the challenge of adapting and growing.