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<inaudible> Hello, everyone. Welcome to the five minutes podcasts today, a very special podcast, 500 episodes. I need to tell you, in 13 years at making this podcast, I never ever thought that one day I will produce 500 episodes. So for me, it's an odd to the persistency because it's just incredible because when I think that we produce 51 hours of my voice talking, and I said, look, it's really incredible to see how on beat size. We could reach 10 million fields. So I'm very happy for that.
And thank you for trusting me. And this is also the topic around this podcast. It's persistency and adaptability. This is my last podcast of 2020. We live at this year in such a strange year, I would say because even the most skeptical ones about how fast the world is changing would never foresee what we saw this year. Right? Do you know a tiny virus that just disrupt politically the country? Right. I just woke up today knowing that the UK has closed stop the borders and movement of people, many countries, because a new variant of the COVID.
Ricardo (1m 25s):
So this is just incredible. It's just happening today at the same time that people are getting vaccine. So it's really incredible. So some people asking me, what do I see for next year for those working in the project environment, in the project economy? So the first thing I see is that most of this adaptability that we have to put in place at any cost this year will become more permanent. So I think that the beginning of the year will still be a good struggle because Coheed will not go with the turning to January 1st and it will not stay behind it. It's still around us and it will be around us for that coming mouth.
Ricardo (2m 8s):
So we need just to be cautious that there is still relevant impact of COVID in our projects, in our economy and in our lives, in the foreseeable future. The second thing is that this concept of working from home of reduced movement of people, I think most of them will become a trend. It means that some people will continue working in a hybrid mode, maybe working a couple of days from home, a couple of days from the office. So these will be a trend. I don't believe that people will just go back to their offices next year. And these will increase the capability and the need to work very well on virtual teams because virtual teams will have a central role on what we are doing today.
Ricardo (2m 54s):
So we will work together, remotely sharing documents, sharing files, having meetings. And I think these will be a key trend. The second trend is that most organisms, I shouldn't say the governments are facing, I would say a very big existential questioning. It's about what is the trend? How do I move? What is relevant for me? And this is all about what we are talking business and organizational transformation. So how your organization can transform its business to cope with this in the environment, because the pace of changes aromatic. And these is for me, one of the key hotspots for a current project manager.
Ricardo (3m 39s):
And when I say project manager, I know that people think from a more towards a gyro and more towards, you know, this agile methods, they don't like the word project. So if you don't like the word project just don't use it. It doesn't matter for me. How do you want to call it? But I'm talking about these people that are able to implement and work can on this changing environment, with clear that lines, with clear targets that you need to put an effort together to deliver something different, unique, and new we're working on this kind of environment. I think that there is a massive opportunity for you to help organizations to transform themselves because now every single organization it's so traumatic diced with what happened in 2020, that they don't want to suffer this anyway.
Ricardo (4m 28s):
And my last advice is PM as a life skill. I think project management is a life skill. It doesn't matter if you're a lawyer. Well, the book about that a couple of years ago called project management in 140 tweets. Yeah, it doesn't matter. It's like mathematics. You can use what suits best for you. And I think these will be a potential trend for the upcoming years. And finally, I want just to wrap up this podcast with an optimistic message, the word we'll become better. We are all very strong. So for those who suffered a lot on the family and love it, the ones that got sick with COVID and for those who lost their jobs, who are struggling, look, let's be optimistic.
Ricardo (5m 15s):
Things will be better in the future. Sure. Okay. And this is something that we need to keep in mind all the time when we face challenges, because this is what makes us strong. Okay. For those celebrating Christmas Merry Christmas, I already received my Christmas gift. That is incredible 500 podcast for all of you. I wish a happy new year and a very positive, different prosperous 2021. And see you next week with another five minutes podcast, take care.