Elevated Belief, Higher Digital Teaming, New Methods of Doing Enterprise: Possibly 2020 Wasn’t All Unhealthy

A ballot of webinar attendees finds a silver lining to 2020.

Webinars could be lethal uninteresting at instances, even when you’re within the topic. We attempt to keep away from placing the viewers to sleep by incorporating dwell polls in our presentation. In October, throughout the How We Thrived webinar (view the recording right here when you missed it!), I used to be notably concerned with figuring out how the viewers members thrived in 2020, as in comparison with our examine respondents.

Right here’s what we requested the webinar attendees, and the way they responded:

Q: In 2020 did your group change their method of doing enterprise

  • To a terrific extent
  • Considerably
  • Under no circumstances?

A: A 3rd of attendees (33%) answered “to a terrific extent,” and one other 59% mentioned issues had modified “considerably.” Solely 8% felt issues had not modified in any respect.  So, not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority had confronted a minimum of some main modifications at work.

Q: This 92% of viewers members who skilled large modifications of their work atmosphere then weighed in on what digital undertaking administration methods their organizations had used to maintain on monitor:

  • 88% employed digital groups
  • 60% used digital coaching strategies
  • 42% relied on digital undertaking administration (together with cloud-based programs and/or PMaaS)

These responses mirrored the findings in our analysis report. Previous to the pandemic, organizations solely used digital undertaking administration “to just a little extent.” The sudden shift to distant work triggered a fast adoption of all types of digital practices, strategies, and applied sciences (to see all of the examples, obtain the analysis report right here.) Granted, many organizations struggled with these modifications. As our analysis knowledge factors out, the best performing organizations have been already expert in the usage of digital groups, coaching, and PM earlier than the pandemic hit. They have been capable of leverage their expertise and know-how, whereas corporations who had not been investing in digital methods had a really steep studying curve.

However, throughout the board, most of our viewers, in addition to a majority of the analysis respondents, appear to really feel that the challenges of 2020 yielded some advantages:

Q: Would you say the modified work atmosphere

  • Elevated belief and engagement amongst stakeholders
  • Negatively impacted belief and engagement amongst stakeholders
  • Had no impact?

A: The bulk (57%) responded that they’d seen elevated belief amongst stakeholders. One other 29% reported no impact. Solely 14% felt the impression had been unfavourable.

These solutions have been gratifying in two methods. First, the responses of the webinar viewers echoed the findings of the examine, giving us confidence in our outcomes. Secondly, it’s heartening to listen to that, in instances of nice change, individuals have come out of the crucible in a optimistic spirit. Digital undertaking administration confirmed its high quality in 2020; the consequences of its adoption can be long-term and, for many practitioners, it is a satisfying consequence to a really arduous interval. And that's a thought to ponder this Thanksgiving weekend.

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