This assessment aims to extend your body of knowledge in terms of positioning your argument in an essay format where you will bring and discuss different arguments from past studies. More importantly, you will discuss how a project manager deals with challenges and opportunities arising from environmental changes and what strategies must be taken into consideration to mitigate the risks of changes.
Greater reliance on virtual teams: A new trend in project management
Project management, like other industries, is no longer strictly bound to the confines of a typical office. Due to a number of factors, including greater connectivity, changing corporate values, and the rise of the gig economy, digital and remote teams are more common today than ever before.
The negative global situation related to COVID-19 is not the only reason for this trend. In the last few years, more and more organisations have focused their energy on geographically distributed teams in different areas of the world. Many people believe that organisations use this trend to reduce costs by recruiting staff from lower-paid locations in general. The truth is that many production activities require local management. Many organisations have branches in multiple countries. The presence of the project manager on site was proven a long time ago as an effective approach. Since the surge in remote work is likely to continue even after the global health crisis subsides, project managers must find ways to reduce friction or inefficiencies that might arise.
You are required to address the following questions by writing 1500 words in an essay format:
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