Presenters: N. Clarke and M. Higgs
First of all, let me tell you that the hidden word on the title is "ethical". I on purpose decided not to show it because I noticed that people tend to think "ethics is boring" or "I know it all".
Actually, there's an increasing interest in ethics due to an increase corporates scandals, so we should be much more aware of the impact of decision making.
Taking decision isn't always as easy, and we're moving from "normative" frames (we tell what is good and right) to a "descriptive" one (describe situation and scenarios).
What would you do - the presenters asked us- in the Trolley Problem (click here for the video): it isn't that easy to come to a decision, uh?
The presenters were sharing two extremely interesting studies, but I want to make sure you are aware that PMI has already provided an Ethical Decision-Making Framework (EDMF) available in 12 languages here.
The EDMF was created by PMI "to guide an individual in the project management profession through a process to make a decision when confronted with an ethical dilemma".
The presentation ended with a question I share with you start a pro-active discussion:
- Project managers need to think about how their behaviours can build high-quality relationships with stakeholders. How do you currently do this?
... and I hope next time you will see the word ethics you wouldn't run away!