In business having a reference document around integrity is valuable. For it to be fully utilized it must contain processes for managing conflict and diversity in a manner consistent with the values of the business. For integrity to be present the employer and employees need to have a mutual basis of trusting and respecting one another while maintaining a healthy respect for diversity.
In the event the business you are in as an employer or an employee is not thriving it would be prudent to do a quick check as to what areas of the business are out of integrity or alignment with the stated values of the company. It may be that a quick fix solution will put the process back on track. It may mean designing a process to monitor and track day-to-day operations to identify areas where a lack of trust and respect have eroded and caused the current situation. It may mean that the owners or executives need to set aside time to relearn or begin to value one another and allow for trust and respect to show-up in interacting with one another.
Integrity is a word that takes action, courage, and a willingness to change for it to be alive and well in a workplace. As an employer, a leader, and an employee integrity requires trust and from trust comes commitment. Ask yourself what you are doing in your workplace to promote trust and commitment.
Business Change and Transition Specialist, Marie-Helene Sakowski – firstname.lastname@example.org