Lynda Bourne: How to Build Ethics into Your Team Culture


Ethical behavior is just as crucial as effective leadership in persuading stakeholders to cooperate and support the work of the project manager — and therefore contributes to successful project outcomes.

 

 

Ethical behavior has been a hallmark of PMI’s drive to establish the profession of project management, supported by the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

 

 

What is less well understood is the crucial role leaders play in establishing the ethical culture of their organizations.

 

 

One key direction ethical leadership takes is indirectly — across the hierarchy, to peers of the leader. There is also a cascading effect, with the ethics of a senior leader influencing a subordinate leader’s behaviors. In turn, ethical conduct trickles down to the subordinate leader’s team culture, and so on down the hierarchy.

 

 

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Ethics and Technology

Ethics and Technology (Photo credit: Center for the Study of Ethics at UVU)

 

 

Ethics and Technology

Ethics and Technology (Photo credit: Center for the Study of Ethics at UVU)

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