Do the right thing

Acting ethically is often much more difficult than project managers generally acknowledge. And many times, the structure and politics of the project manager's employer nd clients can push a project manager to compromise their ethics so as to complete a project that meets its orginal targets. But failing to acting ethically can not only lead to project failure, it can also destroy professional and personal reputations. This article discusses the significance of acting ethically. In doing so, it describes how an organization's culture can shape the ethics of its employees, noting some of the simple actions that can undermine an individual's integrity and that can destroy the trust which individuals share. It looks at how project managers can act ethically and how they should approach project situations in which bribery may be involved. It then defines the difference between ethical and unethical corporate cultures, identifying how executives can shape the ethics that employees embrace and how organizations can help employees develop ethical behavior.
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