Why is ethics so important in project management? If you Google project management or attend a seminar on the subject, you will find that the topic centers around project performance and teams, stakeholders, workflows, collaboration, communication monitoring and methodologies. The internet is filled with information about project management. We often hear the terms project charter, project roadmap, and project strategy. Trust, ethics, appropriate behavior, and the moral dimension of project management are all important components of managing projects. According to the PMI (Project Management Institute), ethics is about making the best decisions regarding people, resources, and the environment. Ethical choices diminish risk, advance positive results, increase trust, determine long term success and build reputations.Leadership is absolutely dependent on ethical choices”.
Michel O’Brochta, PMP and chair of PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group, states in the January issue that ethics lead to trust which leads to leadership which, in turn, leads to project success.
(The 4 steps to an ethical decision process
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