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Research project: Project management in pandemic timesAuthor : ESG-UQAM
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work and brought some lasting changes. Several new practices have emerged at all levels of organizations. Some managers had to adapt their control mechanisms while their employees gained autonomy and adapted their communication and decision-making skills and processes in an uncertain and changing context. We also observe that several organizations have adopted new working structures to ensure the maintenance of their operations in a context where telecommuting is important.
The field of project management has been hit hard by this transformation of work. In the current pandemic context, several projects have continued their activities while respecting the standards of confinement and physical distance. Others had to slow down or even temporarily stop some of their activities. However, a slowdown or halt in the project execution can have a significant economic impact on economic organizations and countries.
In order to better understand the current upheavals, and above all, their impact on practice, a team of professors in project management from ESG UQAM has set up a research project that aims to better understand the changes that are currently taking place. The objective of this project is to analyze the evolution of the practices undertaken by the organizations and project managers during the confinement and physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. More specifically, it aims to 1) identify the practices that emerged, those that had to be stopped and those that had to be implemented during the period of confinement and distancing, and 2) identify the long-term impacts on project management practices after returning to usual activities.
Your participation in this survey (maximum 15 minutes) is invaluable for understanding these changes and advancing project management knowledge. The results obtained will be shared with the project management community. Thanks in advance for your time!
Alejandro Romero-Torres, professor ESG UQAM, Management department
Julie Delisle, professor ESG UQAM, Management department
Thibaut Coulon, professor ESG UQAM, Management department
Marie-Pierre Leroux, professor ESG UQAM, Management department
Janosch Ortmann, professor ESG UQAM, Analytics, Operations and Information Technology department
Marie-Douce Primeau, professor ESG UQAM, Management department