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My presentation on Happy Projects! 2011 in Vienna

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On Sustainability, Values/Ethics and Professionalism in Project Management

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My presentation on Happy Projects! 2011 in Vienna

  1. 1. Professionalism,values andsustainability<br />Three of a kind?<br />A.J.Gilbert Silvius<br />
  2. 2. Values?<br />
  3. 3. Ethics?<br />Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines the word ‘ethics’ as “moral principle that govern or influence a person’s behavior”.<br />Ethics is thus a benchmark of human behavior. The conduct of human beings is influenced either by the emotions of life or the actions people perform in different situations. The coordination of action and emotions generates ethics.<br />Ethical principles come from values that society deems as good or desirable<br />Values are said to be the cause and Ethics the effect.<br />
  4. 4. My message today<br />Sustainability<br />has something to do with<br />Values / Ethics<br />has something to do with<br />Professionalism<br />
  5. 5. My message today<br />Sustainability<br />has something to do with<br />Values / Ethics<br />
  6. 6. Principles of Sustainability<br />Gareis et al. (2010)<br /><ul><li>Economic, social and ecologic orientation
  7. 7. Short-, mid- and long-term orientation
  8. 8. Local, regional and global orientation
  9. 9. Value orientation.</li></ul>Dyllick and Hockerts (2002)<br /><ul><li>Economic, ecological and social aspects
  10. 10. Short-term and long-term aspects
  11. 11. Consuming the income and not the capital.</li></ul>ISO 26000 (2009)<br /><ul><li>Accountability
  12. 12. Transparency
  13. 13. Ethical behaviour
  14. 14. Respect for stakeholders’ interests
  15. 15. Respect for rule of law
  16. 16. Respect for international norms of behaviour
  17. 17. Respect for human rights </li></li></ul><li>PMI Code of Ethicsand Professional Conduct<br />
  18. 18. As practitioners in the global project management community <br />We make decisions and take actions based on the best interests of society, public safety, and the environment.<br />We demonstrate transparency in our decision-making process.<br />We provide equal access to information to those who are authorized to have that information.<br />We make opportunities equally available to qualified candidates.<br />
  19. 19. My message today<br />Values / Ethics<br />has something to do with<br />Professionalism<br />
  20. 20. PMI Code of Ethicsand Professional Conduct<br />
  21. 21. Is this a profession?<br />
  22. 22. Is this a profession?<br />
  23. 23. Is this a profession?<br />
  24. 24. Is this a profession?<br />
  25. 25. Wat is een vak?<br />Profession<br />Occupation<br />Craft<br />
  26. 26. What defines a profession?<br />A well developed body of knowledge, based on scientific proof and research<br />A focused system of educational programs and trainings<br />A career perspective<br />Sufficient relevance to society<br />A high level image and social status<br />Professional autonomy on the job<br />A professional code of conduct and a governing body<br />
  27. 27. The image of the project manager<br />Occupation<br />Profession<br />
  28. 28. What defines a profession?<br />?<br />ProfessionalAutonomy<br />Taskorientation<br />
  29. 29. How do values underpin professionalism? <br />Baillie, Nahar, Catalano and Feinblatt (2010)<br />What we do as professionals and why we do it, is based on our underlying values. <br />
  30. 30. Is this professional?<br />
  31. 31. PMI Code of Ethicsand Professional Conduct<br />The values that the global project management community defined as most important were: responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty<br />
  32. 32. My message today<br />Values / Ethics<br />has something to do with<br />Professionalism<br />
  33. 33. My message today<br />Sustainability<br />has something to do with<br />Values / Ethics<br />has something to do with<br />Professionalism<br />
  34. 34. My message today<br />Sustainability<br />has something to do with<br />Professionalism<br />
  35. 35. Central themeSustainability in Project Management<br />
  36. 36. My message today<br />Sustainability<br />Professionalism<br />
  37. 37. Happy Professionals!<br />

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