The global pandemic and ensuing economic uncertainty have forever reshaped the way the world works - from paused projects to newly virtual teams.
With nearly half of the employees working from home during the pandemic in Europe and in the US, the new reality demands a new age of leadership. Project leaders must look beyond today’s challenges to embrace potential opportunities while also tending to team members whose lives have been turned upside down. The pandemic has not only disrupted work lives, but also personal lives. With this, project leadership in the post-COVID world will require more than tremendous strength of mind in difficult times; also demonstrating resourcefulness, flexibility, and open, transparent communication will be critical. There are no guarantees for the future and no realistic outlook about the new professional environment after COVID-19, except that it will be completely different. While there may be no guarantees, there are smart strategies project professionals can follow to help futureproof their careers - and their organizational portfolio.