Faculty Masterclass Series: Emerging Leadership Models in Project Based Work by Prof Alicia Arribas
We are assisting to what is probably the fastest revolution in human history. The world is shifting rapidly. Project based organisations are the organisational structure that seem to be better fit to take on the challenges posed by disruptive models to make progress happen. Besides, infrastructure construction is being fuelled by the development of fast growing countries in Asia and Africa and still reaching op levels of activity. We are in the midst of a growing project-based economy with an estimated 20% growth in project-based roles over the next 8 years (PMI,2017).
Working on project based organisations require a set of skills that is evolving at phenomenal speed. Critical competency gaps in the project-based workforce have been detected as 95% of project-based workers today are neither certified nor calling themselves project workers. Project managers in multicultural environments need to recognise these gaps and the conditions that create resistance to change in their organisations to provide direction and positively influence how individuals deal with change and projects obtain outcomes.
In the Strategic Project Organising course AMBS experts have highlighted several leadership models that provide a basis for project managers to examine how the models resonate with their own experiences as project leaders. In this master class Alicia will explore with the attendants how project leaders can create team environments where members recognise and accept a degree of uncertainty and ambiguity and therefore will get better to move forward and get the work done, in an attempt to align thinking with the realities of leading people in projects.
Prof. Alicia Arribas
As a senior business manager specialised in cross cultural projects, Alicia has been involved in AMBS Exec Education and MBA Programmes for the past 15 years. With her work as an academic she has been inspiring managers to change cultures and transform organisations. Alicia graduated with an MBA in 1997. She worked for eight years in the energy sector in Spain, and then in strategic consulting in the UK and Brazil before setting up her own management consultancy business. She has 20+ years of experience in project management and process management consulting, advising organisations on international business and organisational development.