Compliance to a code of conduct is critical to maintaining your professional standing in that space. This applies to those credentialed in project management, and there is much grey area that needs to be explored as to what constitutes ethical behavior within the day-to-day oversight and management of a project.
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In events of seemingly unfavorable project outcomes, principles such as responsibility, fairness and honesty can help project managers uphold integrity and credibility with the client and team. Here, one PM practitioner shares an experience from the healthcare field.
As business professionals, a certain level of conduct is expected when dealing with high-profile issues that could perhaps involve legal or media exposure. But what about the more mundane, day-to-day issues? Do the same guiding principles apply?
Bullying can be as harmful to business profits, productivity, and workplace harmony as it is in other areas of society. Despite this, the majority of organizations throughout the world remain ineffective or unmotivated to prevent or confront workplace bullying. Perhaps the answer is to focus on profits, financial incentives, and ROI. Ending bullying is just plain good for business.
Once project planning begins, procurement quickly becomes a vital activity. Whether you are building a bridge, installing a software upgrade or launching a new product, procurement matters to project success. Procurement poses both ethical and practical challenges.
PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct states: “We set high standards for ourselves and we aspire to meet these standards in all aspects of our lives--at work, at home, and in service to our profession.” But what exactly does “at home and in service to our profession” mean?
With social media becoming an increasingly important part of a project manager’s world, what are the ethical considerations they must bear in mind?
Negotiators in this story followed the rules and ethics of the game. The goal was to maximize the gain of their respective organizations. There was no compromise on integrity. At the same time, the instinct of a youngster and the wisdom of a veteran collaborated to take the game beyond zero-sum and made it win-win…
A successful project requires leadership, which requires followers, which requires trust, which requires ethical behavior. Therefore, an absence of ethical behavior undermines project success.
In theory, acting ethically is a simple matter of right and wrong. In reality, it’s more complex than that. There are a lot of gray areas that are far less simple and straightforward to differentiate between. How do PMs navigate the minefield?