There isn’t a professional organization, corporation, or government agency that doesn’t have a written code of conduct or ethics for their members or employees. But the temptation to take the easy route to accomplish goals and objectives is always present. Each person or corporation must decide if what they are doing is right and then be prepared to accept the consequences of their actions. The question we must ask ourselves when placed in difficult situations is: Does accepting this risk on behalf of myself, my family, my client, and/or my employer make sense?
Honesty is the best policy.
The easy way can be the wrong way.
Does what you are doing make sense?
If what you do is questionable, are you prepared to accept the consequences?
Are you conducting your business in a way in which you would not be ashamed?
If you don’t have something good to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.
Are you honestly and accurately presenting all the facts to your prospect and client?
Are you providing the same service to someone else that you would give yourself?
Are you fulfilling the needs of your employees and customers to the best of your ability?
If your actions were published in the local press tomorrow, would you be able to say you did the right thing?
The bottom line is that maintaining high ethical standards, helps to ensure the financial stability of our clients, our companies, and our country. This also helps protect the integrity of the products and services we offer.