At the beginning of 1900’s we started talking about IQ, then for last two decades we are talking about Emotional Intelligence (EI) and EQ (Emotional Quotient), now its time to talk about TQ (Technology Quotient). TQ is the person’s ability to adapt, manage and integrate technology based on the needs of the organization or the project in hand.
As a project manager with project management skill you must have the TQ to be successful in this continuous digital disruption and digital transformation era. Continuous disruption is the new normal.
You will need reskilling, upskilling, whatever it takes to build a team that can adapt to shifts in the value delivery landscape. To inspire stakeholders and motivate teams, leaders not only need intellectual and technical prowess/mastery, they will also have to tap into emotional intelligence qualities like empathy, self-awareness and motivation.
The Project Manager of the Future: Developing digital-age project management skills to thrive in disruptive times (2018) revealed that top six digital-age skills should every project manager possess:
- Data Science Skills
- Security and Privacy Knowledge
- Legal and regularity compliance Knowledge
- Ability to make data-driven decisions
- Innovative mindset
- Collaborative Leadership Skills