Ethics in Project Management Essay

1649 Words Apr 29th, 2010 7 Pages


This essay will describe about ethics in project management which will provide us an overview of the aspects how the organizations develop the ethics in an organization and about the differences in the ethical decision making among various professionals in their given field. In order to understand various aspects of the chosen topic various literature have been examined including peer reviewed articles which have been carefully chosen. In today’s world all the professional fields have adopted the ethical code of conduct in one way or another but there are differences in the decision making because of variation in company culture and the ethical values of a project manager and the employees.
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Sensitivity: To give encouragement to the members to remain sensitive towards the moral aspects of their jobs

Discipline: To enforce certain rules of the profession on its members to achieve integrity

Advice: To provide advice in cases of moral complexity and ethical dilemma

Awareness: To alert employers and clients as to what they can expect of the member when performing his or her job.

Ethics in Construction: The American Society of Civil Engineers claims that corruption accounts for an estimated $340 billion of worldwide construction costs each year. Corruption (including bribery, embezzlement, kickbacks, and fraud) in construction projects undermines the delivery of infrastructure services. Further, corruption poses significant risks to construction and engineering companies themselves. Owners, while trying to minimize their costs for construction projects, are also required to address the ethical and social responsibilities to their shareholders. Terms such as “socially responsible investments,” “integrity,” “honesty,” and “ethical business conduct” can be found in the operation statements or codes of ethics of almost all public companies.

Whistleblowing: In the past thirty years numerous pieces of legislation have been passed to offer protection to whistleblowers from retaliation for disclosing organisational wrongdoing. An area that remains uncertain in relation to whistleblowing and its related

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