The majority of progress over the past year was achieved through projects and, as such, the success of this next stage – the Project Economy – will rely on the management, composition and efficiency of corporate project teams.
Those that take ownership of this transition– the changemakers – will conceive and drive meaningful change. The changemaker combines human skills, business acumen and adaptability to effectively shape the future of both themselves and their organisation. The responsibility to be a changemaker might have once been restricted to those in leadership or project management roles. That is no longer the case. As we emerge into this new era of work, everyone from a student to a C-Suite executive can consider themselves empowered to be a changemaker.
In this podcast, hear the Project Management Institute’s managing director Europe & Sub Saharan Africa, Ashwini Bakshi and Tim Munden, former chief learning officer at Unilever discuss the skills needed to become a changemaker, why continuous learning is the only way to thrive in today’s disruption-driven environment, and why upskilling must be a priority for businesses going into 2022.
Other discussion points in the podcast are:
- What skills are needed if we’re now in the era of the Project Economy?
- How important is DE&I when forming project management teams?
- Should organisations be hiring new talent or upskilling the talent they already have?