Code of Ethics

This document encapsulates the moral standards that I am looking for in an organization/business. As I enter into the workforce, it is important that the organization complies with this code and demonstrates their vow to it through the way they speak and act toward others. I have identified five basic ethical principles that I see to be essential, and have provided examples of how to appropriate each one in the workplace.

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Transparency: open; frank; candid.

-Honesty will always be demonstrated within the workplace

-Be open and honest with employees and employers even when it’s not easy or beneficial to you

Accountability: subject to the obligation to report,explain,or justify something; responsible; answerable

-Always be willing and ready to speak up and tell everything

-Transparency and accountability go hand-in-hand. When you are candid you are more likely to be accountable.

Respect: esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability. Act in the best interests of all of the company’s shareholders.

-Treat others with kindness

-Listen to what others have to say

-Encourage coworkers to express themselves and any ideas they might have

-Never degrade/insult anyone or their opinions

Loyalty: faithfulness to commitments or obligations

-Demonstrate allegiance even if it goes against your own self-interest

-Displaying respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability are just a few ways to exemplify loyalty

Serenity: the state or quality of being calm or tranquil

-Remain calm in stressful and confusing situations

-Don’t overreact

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Parts of this document paraphrased from http://humanresources.about.com/od/workrelationships/a/demo_respect.htm and http://dictionary.com

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