chapter  23
Communities.of.Practice
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Introduction Project management services compete on a global basis. While competition is good for the project management profession, it can also inhibit project leaders from learning from each other. Learning long-term, valued leadership skills can be compromised when organizations are understaffed, impacting deadlines while expecting project workers to carry the extra burden, as they so often do. Many CIOs desire short-term relationship agreements with skilled IT workers instead of long-term relationships-consuming mass amounts of resources to build a bigger fire that quickly burns out. A third of new hires in some industries are temporary workers.1