Определение необходимости интеграции принципов устойчивости в компетентностные стандарты проектного менеджера
The balance between economic growth and social wellbeing has been around as a political and managerial challenge for many years and the concept of sustainability has grown in recognition and importance. The pressure on companies to broaden its reporting and accountability from economic performance for shareholders, to sustainability performance for all stakeholders has increased.
The integration of the concepts of sustainability in projects and project management became very significant.
Today modern companies have to implement the principles of sustainability in their operational activities and this process needs the changers including: finance, marketing, manufacturing, communications. Project managers are regarded as “change agents” in organizations that have a strong influence on the sustainability of organizations. Translating the principles of sustainability into strategic and operational reality project managers need to obtain some competences which provides them with the necessary tools and abilities to manage such important changers and integrate sustainability standards and ideas into company every-day operations.
However, the standards of project management fail to address the role project managers play in realizing sustainable development and project managers are lacking the competences to consider the sustainability aspects of their projects. This competence “gap” of the project manager is appeared in the standards of project management competencies. Many scientific scholars and the practitioners are aware of strong importance of engaging the sustainability into the modern project managers competences models, to prepare project managers for their pivotal role in realizing sustainability of organizations.
The central question of this paper is: Which new competencies should be added to the standards of project management competencies? This paper also reports a literature-based analysis of the coverage of the competencies required for considering sustainability aspects, in the standards of project management competencies.
In this article the authors present a review of different scientific approaches to the sustainability competences of the project managers and make an attempt to establish the significance of closing the gap between the set of project managers competences and the required competences from the point of sustainability.