Corporate Ethics

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Corporate Ethics

  1. 1. Office Manners
  2. 2. Few rules which are a must to be followed in any organization!
  3. 3. Work Clothes <ul><li>“ In your Apparel be Modest and endeavour to accommodate Nature, rather than to procure Admiration keep to the Fashion of your equal Such as are Civil and orderly with respect to Times and Places.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dress professionally, or in the manner expected at your particular work site. Do not wear ultra-casual, provocative or evening attire. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Noise and Distractions <ul><li>“ In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet”. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s rude to drum your fingers on the desk even if you’re impatient or annoyed at an individual or other people in the room. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Privacy <ul><li>“ … come not near the Books or Writings of Another so as to read them unless desired or give your opinion of them unasked also look not nigh when another is writing a Letter.” </li></ul><ul><li>Be sensitive to others’ need for privacy. Don’t read someone else’s faxes, emails, mail or Computer screens. Only share personal things at work that you wouldn’t mind reading in next week’s newspaper. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Praise and Criticism <ul><li>“ Superfluous Complements and all Affectation of Ceremonies are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.” </li></ul><ul><li>Praise in public; criticize in private. Praise should be given whenever it is deserved; unrecognized accomplishments breed complacency. Avoid using harsh criticisms; instead, be constructive in pointing out mistakes without devaluing the individual. Take responsibility for your mistakes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Profanity <ul><li>“ Use no Reproachful Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile.” </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use profanity in the workplace. Although it’s not uncommon today to hear a co-worker spouting obscenities, it is nasty, should be avoided, and can lead to sexual harassment complaints. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inappropriate Touching <ul><li>“ When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.” </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a “comfort” space between you and your colleagues; extreme physical closeness during a conversation will make the other person feel uncomfortable. As far as touching, keep in mind that it’s better to be safe than sued. Aside from the business handshake, touching in the office is best avoided. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gossip <ul><li>“ Let your Conversation be without Malice or Envy, for ’tis a Sign of a Tractable and Commendable Nature.” </li></ul><ul><li>Limit your comments about co-workers to positive ones only. Office grapevines can be faster than the speed of lightning; anything negative you say will get around and may reflect poorly on you, or possibly label you as the company gossip. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank You

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