The project driven organizations must clear a general tactics for ethical-leadership & series of implementation strategy for project manager to follow in creating the solutions where everybody wins. This is considers three principals points:
- An understanding of ethical basis to project driven organizations
- Suggested the methods for implementing the ethics into professional PM
- A model to assessing the ethical project-leadership
Ethical Base for Project driven Organizations
Two key themes that provide basis of the ethical project-leaderships are:
- Ethics in the Team Building
- Self-interest or good tactics generally match
Stakeholder model of the business
Teams are a dominant approach for both meeting needs of organization in the terms of satisfying the operational needs or expectations, whilst triumphantly accomplishing the project-scope per cost, performance or on time. Further, the membership on teams is a first source of improved the personal job gratification or morale.
Global competitiveness of the international firms rooted in the project teams, needs high confident among all the participants, continual & open-sharing of the information, or clear the organization structures on member roles & responsibilities. It is necessary for the teams to receive proper direction or supports from their managements in order to them for succeed.
Executive Support for Ethical Project Management
Project-managers tend to focus on strategic benefits of the PM. Further, the project-managers also consider the project management as a necessary way of doing their task or a life philosophy. Contrast, executives usually think more tactical, by considering the values for the organization or advantages of new initiatives for their own individual growth. The inescapable disconnect between executives or project-managers seeking their supports is due to their convergent the reasoning styles or a miss-alignment between “sellers and buyers” concerning values of discipline of the project management.
A Model to Ethical Project-Leadership
The offered paradigm for the ethical project-leadership uses facilitating the idealist model of an effective steward-leader. The leadership paradigm needs project-manager to perform the technical-audit of their conformance for values of their organization, followed via a stakeholder based perceptual-audit on important decisions. Model assumes that an effective corporate or professional culture for the PM success needs project manager to take a pro-active, deterrent approach for improvement, rather than following reactive, punitive routine to addressing the project issues or solving the problems. Argument confrontation with the intended of corporation opposite the stakeholders requires that distinguishes parties in model including:
- Owners as the financiers & stockholders
- Management as the agents
- Company’s employees
- Local community