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