Powerskills: Unlocking Critical Behaviours Needed for the Future of Work

Akash Bhattacharya
4 min readJun 12

Notes from the PMI Conference Notes


If knowledge were all alone needed, then PMs wouldn’t have been in high demand.

Project Managers(PM):

  • Align skills to team and organisation.
  • Knowledge offers direction but doesn’t take to the final destination.
  • Invest in power skill
  • Use the source of power for unscripted times

What is Powerskill

Abilities and behaviours that facilitate working with others and help project professionals to succeed in the workplace (PMI 2023)

Power skills are:

  • Subjective
  • Fundamentally social

Powering the Project Economy — Agnieszka Gasperini

Leadership for work

  • Collaboration
  • Teaming
  • Knowledge
  • Risk
  • Learning

How to bring people back to the office

  • Google ( one office): View of nature from every seat
  • Adidas: Big sports place

Book Quote: The Day After Tomorrow: How to Survive in Times of Radical Innovation by Peter Hinssen

Never Normal is the new normal

New PMI Talent Triangle

Akash Bhattacharya

Software Product Maintenance. Writes about #book, #people, #product, #productivity