Times may change but standards must remain.
This saying is never more applicable than it is in the corporate world.
Businesses and industries are the final frontier for a level of professional decorum and conduct that we just can't afford to lose, and while the world is changing, we still need to uphold a code of conduct.
Here are the 6 unspoken but applicable guidelines that we all should remember when working with each other.
Do you do any of these?
I've been in business circles for a while now, and I'm noticing a lot of blurred lines when it comes to professional conduct and standards. So, I thought I'd bring this up and discuss them out in the open.
These 6 principles should just come naturally to a civilised and professional personal, and upholding them makes you (and your organisation) a decent and ethically running business. That's what we should all be aspiring to, right?
Sure, that all sounds very warm and fuzzy, but come on - there needs to be a level we keep above.
Is that not enough incentive?
Think about this, then:
Everyone with a mobile phone and internet access today (which is everyone) is their own individual PR agency. Add that to social media, forums and review websites, and we realise that we're living in an age where the individual person holds a lot of power.
Whether they are a customer, colleague or staff member, their lone voice can spread very far and wide if you treat them poorly and this can have serious consequences for you. Businesses can't afford a bad reputation, as it can be a PR nightmare.