On April 10th IPMA, the international project management association, honours extraordinary project managers, project teams and/or project organisations with multiple awards. One of them is for the outstanding contribution for implementing Diversity in Project Management (DiPM) by demonstrating excellence in diversity and inclusion in project management.
Award Winner: GE Steam Power Systems Projects Team
The jury appreciates the long-term, sustainable approach that GE SPS undertakes in diversity management as part of their corporate culture following their motto: “Having a culture where all voices matter makes GE a smarter company”.
GE´s definition of diversity contains both geographic and gender diversity, but also diversity of experience, a diversity aspect that the jury appreciates particularly for project teams. This aspect of diversity includes different professional experiences, age, but also openness for lateral entrant employees and shows further important aspect of corporate diversity management, opening the organisation for different thoughts and problem solving technics. Elise en Matthias accepted the award on Steam Power System’s behalf.
Objectives of the Diversity in Project Management award:
- Identify good practices in diversity management in project management;
- Identify and award excellence in good practice application of diversity management in project management, projects, project teams and/or project organizations;
- Stimulate good practice diversity management in project management, projects and/or project organizations;
- Demonstrate and disseminate the effect of good practice diversity management on project management success.
About IPMA World
IPMA World is a Federation of over 65 National Member Associations (MAs). Our MAs develop project management competencies in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies.
About GE Steam Power Systems
Steam Power Systems makes power possible for people around the world. They put a century of expertise to work every day, with local teams in more than 70 countries around the world. In growing economies like India, China, Latin America, Southeast Asia, or Africa this means affordable power, local jobs, and better infrastructure.