Press Release: PM Summit 2019 survey reveals 42% of project managers believe remote working reduces control over projects

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PM Summit, Ireland’s premier conference for project and programme managers, today announces the findings of a new study which reveals that 42% of project managers believe that they have less control of projects when their project team is working remotely. Only 10% of project management professionals believe that remote working gives them more control of projects, falling to 8% among IT professionals.

Around half (52%) of respondents believe that remote working increases project success rates, but a surprisingly high 19% of respondents believe that remote working reduces project success rates. This is even more pronounced among IT project managers, with just over a fifth (21%) of project managers believing that remote working may hinder project success.

The majority (72%) of all project management professionals believe that remote working increases efficiency, falling to 69% for project managers working in IT roles.

The study, carried out with the assistance of Pan Research, surveyed a representative 331 Irish person sample of Ireland’s 50,000+ project managers. These come from a broad range of sectors including IT, Finance, Pharma, Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

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Victoria Poole