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Project Management Skill: Ethical Implications

The ability to read people and adapt your behavior to fit what will work most effectively with them is a good skill or talent for a leader to have. Why is this, especially for a project manager? Discuss the ethical implications of making people accountable for tasks over which you give them no authority.

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A project manager is normally in charge of 4-5 projects at once. There needs to be a weekly team meeting, weekly Status Meeting with the customer, and a weekly Status Report to team members and the customer on each project. If a project manager is PM is running 5 projects, that's 15 formal communication points to coordinate. The informal communication that happens on a project in the form of emails, phone calls and impromptu or emergency meetings with team members and the customer can add a nearly infinite amount of additional communication points to coordinate. The Project Manager needs to be able to work well with various ...

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The solution discusses the ethical implications of making people accountable for tasks over which you give them no authority.

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