This post is the 3rd article of a series called Creating Your Own Code of Conduct.
Toolbox Alert #1 covered the following topics:
- The importance of a Code of Conduct
- Challenges you may face while creating the Code of Conduct
- An important reality check about the Code of Conduct
You will find the link to Toolbox Alert#1 HERE
Toolbox Alert #2 covered the following topics:
- Knowing the priorities of the Code of Conduct
- The Code of Conduct is the police officer
- What to do when someone breaks the Code of Conduct
You will find the link to Toolbox Alert #2 HERE
This week’s article will cover the following topics:
- Examples to get you started to create a Code of Conduct
- Joyce’s thoughts about creating a Code of Conduct
Examples to get you started to create a Code of Conduct
The following are examples of ideas created by clients during past training sessions:
- Eating before meetings in order to focus on important issues
- Total engagement of the entire team – no silence
- Talkative team members sticking to the point
- Finger pointing and blaming will not be tolerated
- Sidebars won’t happen during meetings in order for everyone to listen to the speaker
- Company values will be followed. If there is a breach of the code, we need to confront others
- Treat people how you want to be treated
- Bullying will not be tolerated
- Harassment will be addressed especially with sexual orientation, minorities, women, and new team members
- Discipline will be consistent with all leaders
Joyce’s thoughts about creating a Code of Conduct
- Everyone has to agree to the Code of Conduct or it will not work.
- When there is a breach the person needs to be called out.
- We need to ask, Is what you are doing aligned with our values?
- Retaliation is never part of the code. People need to feel safe in order to respectfully tell team members when
they break the code.
- The entire team needs to create the Code of Conduct
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This is Joyce Weiss
Corporate Communications Strategist and Career Coach
Have a great week.
Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”