ETHICS AT WORK PLACE“ Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.” - Potter StewartPresented by Anita Pearl5th may 2012
WHAT IS ETHICS Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious:Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality. A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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PERSONAL ETHICS Personal ethics is a category of philosophy that determines what an individual believes about morality and right and wrong. Personal ethics differ from person to person and it defines who we are. Personal ethics are learned from families, friends and teachers. Some ethics might also be adapted from individual experiences.
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS The concept of Professional Ethics is partly comprised of what a professional should or should not do in the work place. It also encompasses a much greater part of the professionals life. If a professional is to have ethics then that person needs to adopt that conduct in all of his dealings
OBJECTIVES OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS ACT WITH INTEGRITY ALWAYS BE HONEST BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT BE ACCOUNTABLE ACT WITH YOUR LIMITATION BE OBJECTIVE AT ALL TIMES GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE BE POLITE & HARMONIOUS ALWAYS TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT STAND FOR RIGHT BE FELLED VALUED IN GENERAL SET A GOOD EXAMPLE
ACT WITH INTEGRITY Never put your own gain above the welfare of your clients or others to whom you have a professional responsibility. Respect their confidentiality at all times and always consider the wider interests of society in your judgments
ALWAYS BE HONEST Be trustworthy in all that you do – never deliberately mislead, whether by withholding or distorting information
BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT Share the full facts with your clients, making things as plain and intelligible as possible
BE ACCOUNTABLE Take full responsibility for your actions, and don’t blame others if things go wrong.
ACT WITHIN YOUR LIMITATION Be aware of the limits of your competence and don’t be tempted to work beyond these. Never commit to more than you can deliver
BE OBJECTIVE AT ALL TIMES Give clear and appropriate advice. Never let sentiment or your own interests cloud your judgment
GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE without appreciating people for their ideas and works, it is considered stealing and we are cheating them of their hard work.
BE POLITE It is the expression of goodwill and kindness Kindness is one of the most important skill in dealing with people. Every act of kindness makes a difference in the life of some one every living thing response to kindness.
BE HARMONIOUS To live together and get along with everyone is a “delicacy” that we all long for. But,don’t change yourself to please others- it’s not worth becoming a completely different person simply to make other people happy because by doing so, you may be making yourself unhappy.
ALWAYS TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT Never discriminate against others. Pay attention to colleagues when they speak. Treat others as you wish to be treated
STAND FOR RIGHT Be prepared to act if you suspect a risk to safety or malpractice of any sort.
SET A GOOD EXAMPLE The better of a person you are, the better an image you present. Remember both your public and private behavior could affect your own, your companys and other members’ reputations
BE FEEL VALUED Make people valued to break the barriers between different age group,gender,position and job function we do. Treat people as they are. Help your juniors and subordinates,Dont bully them or allow your peers to do so
WARM WELCOME A good handshake that coveys the message “welcome” “I am opened to engage in conversation with you” this small act of courtesy goes a long way in making sure all people work well. The first to extend your hand for a hand shake and look the person in the eye,
IN GENERAL Refrain from gossip, do not spread or encourage. Respect every ones privacy and individuality Do not encourage or indulge in politics at work place Language counts, talk like a professional and you will be seen and treated as one. Handle all office equipments carefully and avoid using them for personal use.
IN GENERAL Keep your productivity high... No goofing in the office. Be careful in choosing your associates. Do not discriminate against female colleague allow them equal opportunity
Your technical skill or hard skill will help you in getting the job Etiquette and manners are your soft skills. What keeps you climbing the ladder of success is your soft skills