People are what make business interesting and things get really interesting when your business GROWS. When your organization experiences growth or turnover, do not overlook your Code of Conduct. A Code of Conduct is your managers’ and employees’ go-to for guidance and training on how to conduct business ethically and in accordance with your organization’s mission, values, and principles.
However, this is not the kind of code that is in a black binder collecting dust on the office manager’s shelf. And this code needs to speak to its audience. So, here’s a little quiz for you to get you in the mind of someone who does not live and breathe business integrity, data privacy, and workforce values.
Match each scenario with one of the three critical topics covered in a code of conduct: a) business integrity, b) data privacy and c) workforce values. There is a possible 5 out of 5. Once you have your score, ask yourself ‘what percentage of your employees would get your score?’
Now, how do you think your workforce would do?
Whether you mismatched one or correctly matched them all, what we hope is clear, is that these are critical topics which need to be shared widely and monitored vigilantly. Your organization’s Code of Conduct must be clear on what the regulations are and each topic needs to be logically organized and written in a way to convince management and employees that their actions matter.
How else will your organization ensure that your data is secure and that confidential information is protected? How do you create a healthy and safe workplace? Without integrity, how do you provide a customer experience that is unparalleled?
Compli created a Cheat Sheet to help you get started on cracking that Code of Conduct and keep your organization’s business ethics on the right track.