Importance of ethics in the work environment
Did you know that ethics have their own importance in the work environment?
It is important to implement ethics in our work environment to help employees work well. Safeguarding ethics in a righteous manner certainly brings profits to your company. This can be achieved by implementing policies and procedures in the work environment to be conducive for work.
Research has shown that companies or organizations that have the right ethical environment in place perform much better that those where ethics are not properly implemented.
Here is a simple process of implementing standards in your organization, no matter how small the organization is:
Phase 1: Post clear rules and regulations for the employees which are equal for every person irrespective of his or her position in the organizational hierarchy
Phase 2: A transparent punishment and penalty mechanism should be in place and applied fairly as per policy so that nobody can point to other peers and say the policy was not applied.
Phase 3: An efficient reward system should be in place for the employees who follow your set guidelines, this will help you in growing ethical values in other employees.
I know sometimes as entrepreneurs, we take issues of policy as secondary and expect people to ‘behave’ like you, in the best interest of the business, but it is not the case. Try to set guidelines as you grow and quickly formalize these once they are now more people in your company.
Have a great week, and stay focused!
To your success