Project managers (PMs) in a design-engineering firm, like David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), are faced with many ethical issues. Though DEA is an ethical company, it lacks a formalized Code of Ethics and ethics training for its employees. For DEA to maintain a unified front with regards to ethical situations, a company-wide Code of Ethics is imperative. This paper details why ethics is important, what issues a PM may encounter over the course of a project, company-specific ethical issues that may be raised, and how DEA can create a Code of Ethics that will match with the company’s culture and philosophy. Through the creation of a Code of Ethics DEA, will be able to give direction and guidance to all company employees and provide PMs with good resources should they be faced with tough ethical decisions.
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Haid, Lydia, "Doing the Right Thing: A study of ethical project management behavior at a design-engineering firm" (2003). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1453.