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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Make Time for Ethics

Don't let today's rapid-fire project management environment kill your ethics instinct.

Gwen K. Romack, CCEP, SSGB, PMP

Project managers, like other professionals, have seen their everyday working lives shift into overdrive in recent years. Most are expected to carry a smartphone, be accessible nearly 24/7 and make decisions instantaneously. Gone are the days of being able to ruminate on complex challenges and slowly analyze the facts until you reach a decision. Taking time to consider if one of the hundreds of micro-decisions you make every day drifts too close to an ethical line has become a luxury most project managers do not feel they have anymore. And the less time we spend thinking about ethics, the more our instinct ...

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