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Professional ethics b.v.raghunandan

  1. 1. Professional Ethics -B.V.Raghunandan St.Aloysius College, Mangalore June 30 and July 1, 2015
  2. 2. Professional • Traditionally, religious leaders who had the highest level of wisdom and spiritual development • Came to applied to people with knowledge in certain domains like engineering, medicine, accountancy, management, law-Commercial principles are associated with professionals • As every occupation has an impact on the society and people with specialised knowledge
  3. 3. “The Professional” by Subroto Bagchi • Talks about Mahadev in Bangalore who arranged the cremation of 42,000 dead bodies for a small amount of Rs. 200 per body-an example of dedication-society is also dedication • Compares him to the Delhi hit and run case in 2007 involving the bribing of public prosecutor by the defence attorney (Jolly LL.B)-Nanda, Khan,Anand and Kulkarni
  4. 4. Ethics • A system of values embedded in individuals that help institutions in having healthy operations without affecting the welfare of the society • May be derived from parents, teachers, friends, associates or role models (authors or historical characters) or genetic
  5. 5. Need for Professional Ethics • Society depends upon institutions like industry, business, utilities, government departments, NGOs, social groups • Lack of ethics lead to instability leading to liquidation of the institutions affecting the lives of a great number of people • Such a failure also leads curtailing income in the economy, availability of goods and services
  6. 6. Elements of Professional Ethics -Non-Stop Competence Building -Integrity -Concern for Long Term Benefits -Commitment -Emotional equanimity -Immune to Worldly Weaknesses -Righteous Attitude
  7. 7. Non-Stop Competence Building -A healthy body and a sound mind -A continuous and sustained urge for learning -Knowledge accumulation for value addition rather than gaining materially -Understanding job requirement and matching individual skills -Going extra-mile in carrying out the job -Building up teams, groups and the future
  8. 8. Integrity • Financial Integrity (misuse of institutional property, manipulated claims of allowances, • Organisational Integrity (avoiding favouritism, caste affinity, regionalism) • Understanding the tough job requirements of the subordinates (avoiding double talk) • Treating people with courtesy and respect
  9. 9. Long Term Orientation • Vision and mission of the institution (Ammembala, Amul, Tata Steel) • Continuous product evaluation and development (Maggi) • Addressing problems in a straight forward manner (Cadbury, Johnson & Johnson) • Avoiding short term solutions for permanent problems • Truth as a value and not a strategy (Nixon)
  10. 10. Commitment • Ultimate Seriousness in dealing with the job at hand • Institutional Loyalty and Belongingness • Innovative and imaginative • Encouraging the subordinates to come up with ideas and a serious considerations of ideas generated • Accommodating contrarian thinking • Employee suggestions from floor level
  11. 11. Emotional Equanimity • Control of emotions • Cultivating the employees to control their outbirst • Logical approach to the problems • Mistakes analysed impartially • Decisions taken after due deliberations • Leaving personal problems at the threshold of doorsteps at home
  12. 12. Immune to Worldly Weaknesses • Not intoxicated by money • Avoiding arrogance of position • Not blinded by power • Not going on a possession spree • Being humane to everyone • Putting the subordinates and superiors on an equality matrix so that stooge mentality and is avoided at all levels including sycophancy
  13. 13. Righteous Attitude • Believing in your integrity • Talking straight and walking straight • Putting everything in right perspective and avoiding evasiveness • Not guilty for stern actions taken • Open discussion of the decisions taken at any time • Being at peace after a stringent action
  14. 14. Unprofessional Practices • Lack of punctuality • Financial irregularity • Gossiping • Casteism, regionalism, nepotism • Intolerance for dissent • Disrespect in public • Lacking transparency • Leaking confidential and private information • Finding a whipping boy for failures • Stealing the ideas of others • Job-hopping • Hypocrisy
  15. 15. THANK YOU

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