It does not matter if you think people should work from an office or not.
It does not matter if this is an interim stage while phasing in a return to the office, or a more lasting change.
It does not matter what the “right” HR, safety and security policies…
This talk explores how #projectmanagers can use the #covid19 crisis as an opportunity to redesign their projects for a post pandemic world. Specifically;
- How the role of the Project Manager must evolve to increase clarity, purpose and connection
- How to incorporate #talent from anywhere
- How we can be more purposeful in designing an environment for #inclusion of all voices
Full video of a talk on Hybrid Work presented in April 2021 at the University of Maryland Project Management Symposium.
Originally published at https://zzeepartners.com on June 7, 2021.
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