Ethics Page

Kristine O’Hare’s Code of Ethics

20 Heritage Drive – Terre Haute, IN – 812-243-2148

kohare@sycamores.indstate.edu

This document captures the moral standards I am looking for in an organization.  As I enter the workforce, it is important that the organization for which I am employed will adhere to this code and show their commitment to it through their everyday actions and attitudes towards others. While my number one golden rule is to treat people the way you would like to be treated; I have identified five essential ethical concepts and provided examples of how the organization should utilize these standards.

Honesty: To be fair, to be straightforward in actions and words.

  • Always remain faithful within the company. This includes being honest with customers, upper management, lower management, and co-workers.

Growth: Using all experiences and situations as a way to better you.

  • Becoming more of an asset to the company. Moving up and taking on more responsibility.
  • Increase the reputation of the company by learning new ways and coming up with new ideas. The first way isn’t always the best way.

Professionalism: presenting yourself with character and poise.

  • Leaving home at home and not bringing problems into the workplace.
  • Keeping a line of professional behavior through co-workers and management.

Kindness: Treating others the way you would like to be treated.

  • Before reacting in a rude manner, think how you would want to be reacted upon in the specific situation.
  • Promoting yourself in a positive manner at all time when possible.

Dependability:  Being a person that can be counted on.

  • Taking responsibility for your own actions, never putting blame on others. Not only seeing the faults in other people, but yourself as well.

React in a courteous, respectful manner when dealing with peers and customers.

*Parts of this document was paraphrased from Baesler’s Market and Dictionary.com.

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