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Hi everyone. Welcome to the 5 Minutes Podcast. And this podcast will take about five minutes, and it's not 15 seconds. And why I'm saying this is because we have a cult of immediacy and why this is so critical. Because people, in general, do not have patience and do not have the ability to concentrate for a little bit more than 15 or 20 minutes. And I don't know what to say, but what I see in this young generation of professionals is that they don't want to work fast; they don't want to be nimble; they want results. Now. Now, when I say now, it's something they invest some time studying something, but they want to invest 15 seconds and get a credential. They want to invest 10s and get the results and the benefits of the project. And when I say 10s or 15 seconds, I'm being truly honest. We are living in the generation of TikTok project managers. And what do I mean by that? Is that this concept of TikTok that you see, everything happens and must be concluded in 15 seconds, and in real life, it does not operate like that? When you have the mindset of TikTok in your projects or in your business life, you are taking an approach that is completely shallow, that does not go deep into anything, and we are creating a society that lacks attention. Less attention to details, less attention to, I would say, complex thoughts, and lack of attention to real, complex things. And we need truly to have people with the ability to go a little bit deeper. And technology has, I would say, a big responsibility for that because technology is there, and I love technology to make our lives easier.
For example, if you have a project management software that does, I would say, the heavy weight lifting for you. That's fantastic. I wrote several books on that, and I'm truly a big fan. But now we want a tool that does the project for us. We want a tool like GPT that writes the text for us. We want to like the GPT, advanced analytics that analyzes things for you. And what happens is that we are becoming lazy. We are not thinking. And I'm super concerned about the next generation of project managers. People want to learn for the PMP exam, but they want to learn in a tick-tock mode. They want to learn in 15 seconds and get a credential. Do you believe this credential will be worth something in real life? Because some projects, and I need to say that most of the projects we see today are complex. They are not easy at all. They are really complex. For example, it's impossible to discuss geopolitics and what is happening in the Middle East. Now, in a TikTok session, there's no way that you can discuss. For example, you know, the global trade or, for example, the complexity of the regulations on AI and how it will impact your project in a TikTok lesson. And look, I understand the concept of TikTok or the concept of Instagram. I understand that, but this is so addictive and so shallow that people are unable to go a little bit deeper. You want to see results. And this we can see also in the project environment.
So project managers, junior project managers, they want to become ultra senior project managers in one day. They don't want to even wait for a little bit more experience. And what happens when they have these bigger responsibilities? They fail. They fail miserably because of a lack of attention, lack of attention to detail, and understanding that details are critical in some complex cases. And what I want you to understand is that I'm not at all against being nimble, being agile, being fast. This is fantastic. And this is what I talk about all the time. But being nimble, agile, and fast is one thing. Being paranoid with this immediacy is another thing. This is a disease, and this is a disease that is contaminating our business society, and it's contaminating our relationship, our society. And we are not even noticing that. So think about that. When you have junior project managers, people get internships in your organization, and try to teach them that you can be fast, but you cannot expect results at lightning speed because life does not happen this way. Sometimes, it takes time. If you have nine women who are pregnant, they will not deliver a baby in a month. There is no way. There is no way you can speed up. So sometimes you need just to be patient, and you need to control your impulse to have everything ready at this moment. This will improve your success will improve your career. We will improve the work of your organization. Think about that, and see you next week with another 5 Minutes Podcast.