The Links between the Values of Abu-Dhabi Police and the Competenceis of Their Project Managers
Faisal Alqahtani, Ezekiel Chinyio, Sabah Mushatat, David Oloke

There are five values which Abu-Dhabi Police (ADP) expects its employees to uphold and fifteen associated competencies which their project managers should attain. The links between these values and competencies were explored. Literature was reviewed on organizational culture, project management culture and characteristics of project managers to influence the establishment of the research aim and objectives. A mixed-methods approach was adopted in the study where the first phase used a quantitative study to assess the attainment of values and competencies by ADP’s project managers. 157 Questionnaires were administered and 71 fully completed versions were returned, representing a response rate of 45%. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to assess the attainment of ADP’s values and competencies by the respondents as well as the link between these two main constructs. Although the levels of attainment of these values and competencies were quite high, there was room for improvement. Thus means of enhancing ADP’s project managers’ competencies were sought in the second phase where focus group meetings were used to generate a checklist of advanced training subject matters.

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