Organizations are always looking to improve strategic decision-making, but that can be a very difficult thing to achieve. However, there are ways to gain an advantage—and recognizing that decision-making is a team sport is one of them.
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'Culture' has become a bit of an overused word, and it means different things in different environments. Those different meanings can cause confusion and fatigue, but as PMs we have to recognize how important it is to develop an environment where people can not only give of their best, but where they want to.
Question: My organization is especially susceptible to profit changes based on whether or not our customers feel we are being inclusive when we hire, manage and promote our staff. I’m all for doing the right thing, but I’m a little confused. I hear about providing equity, and also that we should be concerned about equality. Aren’t those the same things? Isn’t that the equivalent of having diversity?
Companies are now asked to implement projects that will support not just their long-term growth, but also address stakeholders’ expectations with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. How does this imperative affect the project selection process?
Throughout 2023, the Project Management Institute produced a number of thought leadership resources to support the project management community in navigating professional growth. These 12 reports and articles can help you hone your skills for the challenging new year ahead.
Diversity, equity and inclusion necessarily involves a lot of formal policies and structures. To this practitioner, success comes from making those policies irrelevant.
The rise of remote work since the pandemic has revolutionized the traditional office environment. This article explores the positive environmental impact of remote work and how it contributes to a more sustainable future.
It's a great time to be a project manager as our profession undergoes a massive shift—if we engage. From AI to hybrid approaches to a distributed workforce, PMs and organizations of today need to be ready for vast changes tomorrow.
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?