SIM X Project Zero research

Recognising the need for targeted educational programs during complex career transitions, Singapore Institute of Management and Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, joined forces and designed a learning experience catering to Singapore's PMETs (Professional, Managerial, Executive & Technical employees), who often hold middle-management roles and are susceptible to structural shifts.

June 2023


5 mins

Navigating changes successfully at work

On a global scale, we are facing an increased rate of change, including in the workplace. The future of work is likely to be shaped by several trends and factors, including automation, artificial intelligence, remote work, and a focus on upskilling and reskilling. These drivers of change have prompted us to rethink the very nature of work, the types of jobs that will be available, and the types of skills and capabilities that will be required from workers.

Against this landscape of rapid change, we recognised a need within the education sector for more programs that deal explicitly with the obstacles people face while experiencing multifaceted career transitions. Accordingly, these concerns brought together two institutions: 1) the Singapore Institute of Management, and 2) Project Zero of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

After several months of discussions, we agreed to create a learning experience targeted to workers within Singapore identified as PMETs (Professional, Managerial, Executive & Technical employees). Most often, PMETs are individuals who have been working for at least several years and who have held multiple middle-management roles but who may therefore be vulnerable to structural or economic changes.

To learn more the project, download the whitepaper now.



About Project Zero

Project Zero (PZ) is a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with over 50 years of research experience. Their mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts and other fields. With over 50 years of research experience, they explore topics like intelligence, cross-disciplinary thinking, and ethics in diverse environments.