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PMI® Global Megatrends 2022 Reveals Society’s Biggest Challenges Affecting the Path Project Professionals Take to Deliver Impact

PHILADELPHIA CREAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Project Management Institute (PMI) has released its Global Megatrends 2022 report, an analysis of the global forces that are having a significant impact on society and the project management profession today. Global Megatrends 2022 helps project professionals understand the rapidly changing world and the global context in which they work so they can use projects to solve complex problems.

“The world continues to see ongoing changes and uncertainties impacting our daily lives at home and at work,” said Michael DePrisco, Interim President and CEO and Chief Operating Officer of PMI. “Our Global Megatrends report helps our community of project professionals understand the trend lines that are reshaping the future – from the climate crisis to the ripple effects of changing demographics. To meet these challenges, project professionals must not only develop strong technical skills, but also cultivate an understanding of the broader strategic environment impacting their projects.

The report, which draws on trend data, primary and secondary research and interviews with project managers in the field, elaborates on six key demographic, economic and social trends:

  • The impact of COVID-19 has greatly amplified digital disturbance, with organizations rapidly adopting technologies to improve customer service, improve project results, and facilitate remote working. Purpose, innovation and an eye to the future will continue to guide businesses in a post-pandemic world.

  • Awareness of the climate crisis is widespread in society, but action has been slow. In fact, only a fifth of the world’s largest companies have set net zero goals. Sustainable development practices will need to be incorporated into every project and process if we are to counteract the worst effects of global warming.

  • Demographic changes as declining fertility rates and a growing percentage of aging workers out of the workforce will push organizations to find new ways to alleviate labor shortages and close the talent gap, such as Implementing fair and inclusive policies to support age-diverse staff and attract younger employees.
  • Economic changes revealed dire supply chain vulnerabilities and globalization setbacks. Rebuilding national supply chains is proving difficult and time-consuming, but globalization remains at historically high levels. With the right strategies in place, businesses can mitigate global supply chain risks and facilitate cross-border collaboration.
  • Global labor shortages, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, are disrupting the workplace in new ways that have organizational leaders wondering how they can retain and attract talent. Organizations will need to create a successful retention culture, align with social impact initiatives, understand the importance of work-life balance, and give greater recognition to employee contributions.

  • Social protests continue and are expected to continue as drivers of the outbreak of social unrest. This is causing a growing desire among businesses to enact real change and collaboration in response to civil, civic and equality movementsincluding genuine diversity, equity and inclusion programs that give everyone the same opportunity to contribute and grow.

As the future of work becomes increasingly projected, project-focused skills are essential in helping professionals bring their ideas to life and overcome complex challenges. In fact, the recent PMI® 2021 Talent Gap report indicates that the global economy will need 25 million new project professionals by 2030. value through project success, product delivery and alignment. on value streams.

“The need for transformation is imminent, and individuals and organizations must hone the skills that drive change,” DePrisco said. “In today’s rapidly changing environment, they must rely on a robust toolbox of capabilities to cultivate new ways of working and move their teams forward.”

The full Global Megatrends 2022 report is available on PMI.org here.

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