Happy Labour Day!
Work. We all work. What is fascinating is how the nature of work has changed in recent years.
Reassured by The World Bank, fears of robot domination are unfounded– however, we all know that technology is fundamentally changing how workers work. Furthermore, there is a critical labour skills shortage around the world; of employers worldwide, the Hays Group, reports that “globally, forty-five percent say they can’t find the skills they need (forty-one percent of Canadian employers say this is their main hiring challenge”. For another perspective on how work has changed over the past 100 years, check out this article from the World Economic Forum.
If the nature of work has changed, most certainly the nature of project management has changed. Even the PMP exam is changing, effective June 30, 2020 (and PMINAC is on top of it! If you plan to challenge the PMP exam between now and then, you have come to the right place - our next study group is starting up on Tuesday, Sept. 3/19).
As we head into the Labour Day weekend, let’s reflect upon the nature of work, how it has changed, and how it impacts us and our teams. With our project management eyes wide open, we can equip ourselves and our teams with the skills we will need to thrive in the years ahead.
Have a great long weekend, and see you at our first dinner meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 11/19!
Sue Hagen, PMP, CSM
PMI Northern Alberta Chapter
Address: P.O. Box 11868 Stn. Main, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K9