Gone are the days opf born leaders, now is the time of leadership skills. A portion of natural ability can of course help, but the development of soft skills is extremely necessary in the today’s work environment. Leadership talents are increasingly in demand for leading teams and going even further to bring more creativity to the workplace.
Our latest study conducted by New Horizons Corporation found that IT training is still a challenge for a lot of companies. The lack of qualified IT pros will make a huge impact on the growth of those companies. The 2018 State of IT Training Report shows that 40% of employees who receive little or poor training leave their positions within the first year. As a result, employee turnover costs companies 20% of that person’s yearly salary, which means a huge impact on productivity and innovation.
To say “No” properly is a key element, not just in life, but also in business relationships. It doesn’t mean to say yes, it’s always a matter of communicating your “no” in an effective and polite way and the most important giving no room for misunderstanding.
In the recent years Project Management crossed the IT barrier and became a role that is feasible to be found in all departments in an enterprise. Even though, Project Management is still a skill which is best developed with practical experience, Project Manager certifications are extremely popular and required for most of the job opportunities in this field. The certifications are also a safe route approved by the industry and well know among the companies. So, if you are looking for either a career advancement or a global position, these certifications can be a differentiating factor and a great starting point.
The bad times of recession are gone, and the reality now is that most of the companies are struggling to keep their talents as the market is much more competitive. Small and medium enterprises tend to suffer more as they must compete with much bigger multinationals, who have huge teams, and big budgets for high-impact employee retention programmes.
A competitive world requires professionals ready to deal with all the complexity of the new era, each day a new word is added to the glossary, digital transformation, project management 2.0, virtual reality, etc. The work environment is no different, technology brings new features and tools to the workplace and processes are constantly evolvng. Project Management is one of those affected areas. In the past it was mostly IT related activities associated with these changes, but nowadays more and more professionals are affected.
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