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The new PMI's Toolkit: have you checked it yet?
PMI has released an Ethics Toolkit to support project professionals: https://www.pmi.org/about/ethics/resources/toolkit

Have you checked it yet?
What is the most useful in your opinion?

Is there any tool you think is missing that may be useful to help you tackle ethical issues in your projects?
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Thank you Fabio for highlighting the available tools for Ethics... Actually, I am really convinced that everything starts with the individual, his perceptions, convictions, values, the way he deals with others and the way he likes others to deal with him and so on... Saying that, I would say that knowing yourself is the first step: knowing what's going right, what's going wrong, what could be done better... So the Self Assessment is the entry point, a suggestion, might be, adding some resources, and activities that could be done by the individual to fill in the gaps that he has identified during the self-assessment, what do you think?
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 9:00 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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Totally agree!
At the end of the tool there's a "Personal Ethics Development Plan", but -yes- no other readings or resources suggested!
Thanks for the update, Fabio!
Grazie mille!
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 8:50 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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You're welcome, Joao!
Thank you for info.
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 8:50 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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Glad you like it!
Thanks for sharing this, I think the ethical mindset of an individual comes first and if that’s present, these tools are very helpful.
This is a pretty good toolkit. I could have used the bully checklist on a project earlier in the year.
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 8:52 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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Why not apply it now, to see if it was an ill-manner person or a bully?
Fabio,
good to see you are extending the resources available for people who are confronted with ethical problems.
Think there are many, and it may be worthwhile doing a survey to find which ones are most annoying, maybe per cultural area.

I could see situations of sexual harassment, bribery, estimation fraud as relevant, but there sure are more.

One concern about the bullying topic, it may apply to other topics too. Think we should try to avoid the attribution error, which means labeling the perpetrator with an evil personality treat (or vice versa). It is a human bias, a shortcut in our thinking which has a purpose but also leads to hate, conflict and violence. Nicely described by Kahneman.

Most conflicts do not exist because one side is inherently evil, but because a relationship deteriorated, trust and respect were lost and it spirals out of control. The cure is rather rebuilding mutual trust and mutual purpose, and exercising self control (as emotional intelligence suggests). A good book about this is 'crucial conversations'.

Think the real purpose of ethics is not to set rules and ensure compliance, but to create (self) awareness and provide tools to handle ethical problems. It is always in our own brains.
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 8:56 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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Wow Thomas, thanks for the many inputs you shared with us!
I agree about the importance of discernment and that's what the tool is for: to help distinguish between a bad temperament and a bully.

I read the book you mentioned and it's indeed great!
Thank you for sharing that, I wasn't aware of this resource. Also I'm happy to see that PMI included bulling in the ethics tool kit.
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 8:57 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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Thanks for the feedback Mayte, I am afraid several professionals are unaware of this toolkit!
Thanks Fabio. Ethics tool kit is very helpful and found that self assessment is the best and a starter to the rest. A lot of what comes from it will help build the next set of tools.

I personally found project bullying very helpful as that is very common situation and often goes unattended but can cause the project to collapse.

A tool kit to understand cross-cultural ethical situations may be helpful. So example, for a situation at hand, given there could be a cultural sensitivity, how does one deal with it - knowing that the projects are often multi-cultural

Another tool idea would be to think of any support in the current Pandemic-driven "Online" world.

Thx
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1 reply by Fabio Rigamonti
May 31, 2020 9:02 AM
Fabio Rigamonti
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Hi Deepa,
great idea: a cross-cultural tool to overcome ethical conflict!
I like that
May 27, 2020 8:51 AM
Replying to Joao Sarmento
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Thanks for the update, Fabio!
Grazie mille!
You're welcome, Joao!
May 27, 2020 9:09 AM
Replying to Tarun Nair
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Thank you for info.
Glad you like it!
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