The uncertainty of Brexit is a concern for more than 60 per cent of project managers in Northern Ireland compared with 39 per cent in the republic, according to a cross-border survey.
The majority said that Brexit will have a negative impact on their organisation — 87 per cent in the republic and 79 per cent in Northern Ireland.
The survey was conducted by an all-island working group to address Brexit, which includes the Ireland chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest professional organisation for project managers in Ireland, and the PMI Northern Ireland committee.
The PMI Brexit cross-border working group’s first survey revealed that while more than 50 per cent of project managers in Northern Ireland stated their economy is not prepared for the impact of Brexit, a mere 25 per cent said the same in the republic.
Of the sectors that will be most impacted by Brexit, project managers in Northern Ireland noted transport (39 per cent), government (26 per cent), and agrifood (21 per cent). In the republic, it was agrifood (63 per cent), transport (26 per cent), government (11 per cent).