We all hear of working ethics but many have not really considered deeply what it means to have and abide by them.
Why Do Companies Have Work Ethics?
Have you carefully considered why companies have work ethics and expect members of staff to abide by them? It’s a simple knowledge that without rules and guiding principle in operation there is bound to be recklessness, nonchalance and anarchy any where humans converge for any daily activity. It is the fear of application of disciplinary measure to those in default as to obedience to rules that puts every man in shape. Imagine an organization where there are no rules for work and punishment. That organization is doomed to fail abnitio. Therefore for success to be recorded there has to be rules and the level of success of most companies depends mainly on the healthiness of the companies policies and to what extent they are applied.
Need For Personal Ethics
The average man is disorderly in terms of mapping out for himself his daily routine, setting goals and organizing his attitude. That s why more than 50% who set up rules for personal duty discharge never even use them.
Most people like to hide from their responsibilities by casting blame on others. This is a natural human trait and it dates back to the Garden of Eden. Adam who was so brilliant as to know how to name all the animals God had created was not so brilliant as to take responsibility for what he has done, rather he cast the blame on Eve, forgetting that he is the officer in charge.
Therefore, no matter how brilliant you might be, if you want to excel in that work place, you must set rules that will make you better than every other person employed there. In this time of economic meltdown for instance when so many workers are afraid that they will be sacked, many do not think about it. If some workers say they want to leave, their employers will give them pay raise and do whatever it takes to keep them.
There can be only one reason for this. “Effective duty discharge” No matter how ineffective you are, you can make yourself important by setting adequate rules for effective duty in your work place and following them through. I think the reason few people succeed in life is not because there are no adequate opportunities around but that men are not ready to apply themselves to rules that will make them stand out from the crowd.
So if you really want to make a difference in your work place, create the environment to make it happen and make it happen by following it through