Today’s challenging business environment can make it easy to ignore ethical predicaments at work out of pure annoyance. Companies that treat their employees fairly and consistently are more likely to enjoy the advantages of having employees that adopt and ingrain high ethical values. It is uncommon to feel certain that your staff will always act honorably, morally, and with the firm’s best interests at heart. Because of human nature, there is always a potential that a small number of people will attempt to get away with doing something unethical. Project management is not immune to unethical behavior. This article at Rebel’s Guide to Project Management by Elizabeth Harrin shares seven tips for project management ethics.
What is Project Management Ethics?
Making the greatest choices possible for people, resources, and the environment is what ethics is all about. Honesty, responsibility, respect, and fairness are essential to the project management profession. These principles are a part of project management ethics. To guarantee that decisions are made honorably and with the best interests of all parties in mind rather than just one person, project management experts must abide by the code of ethics.
Ethical decisions reduce risk, promote beneficial outcomes, boost trust, decide on long-term success, and establish reputations. Making moral decisions about how you and your team manage and lead the work is a must for acting as a credible, trustworthy leader. You will encounter more moral conundrums in some societies and professions than in others.
Seven Project Management Ethics Tips
Most project managers do not deal with morally ambiguous situations regularly. However, you should be prepared to act appropriately when something does not feel right. Here are some pointers to help you keep within the bounds of professionalism and avoid ever putting yourself in a position where you think you might endanger the project, your reputation, or your business:
Do not hide any conflict of interest.Do not reuse any intellectual assets from a previous job.Do not lie or omit any important information.Do not shy away from calling out people for unethical behavior.Do not hesitate to challenge decisions.Do not coax your team into doing unpaid work.Do not be biased.
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