Establishing a Code of Conduct
Code of conduct and everyday activities are inseparable.
Values are the guiding principles of leadership. In the workplace, values often occur within the context of shared ethical principles – Code of Conduct.
Code of conduct guides and informs employees of the modus operandi of the workplace: a sense of what is acceptable and what not. Usually, the code of conduct also applies to cooperation partners.
However, the shared ethical principles mean nothing if they are merely words on a website. In order to practice ethical decision-making on a daily basis, the code of conduct must be clear enough for employees to understand.
We help our customers to design and implement authentic Codes of Conduct and related policies and guidelines. We do this by providing education on business ethics, facilitating Code of Conduct workshops and writing down the ethical principles in a clear and inspiring way. Our aim is to helpo companies create ethical principles which makes sense to employees and helps them to perform better in their everyday work. We also provide extensive online training services.
We have participated in Code of Conduct projects for dozens of organizations. Based on our experience, a winning end-result is achieved by the following process:
Analysis of current values and guidelines for the new code of conduct with the management.
Confidential employee survey to understand how they perceive ethics in their daily work.
Facilitated workshop and script writing to formulate the code of conduct principles.
Implementation of code of conduct through various training and communication strategies.
Niina showed outstanding support for our leaders and executive team by coaching the organization to move in the right direction. Niina’s compassionate and warm way of approach made it easier for the organization to raise a discussion about code of conduct.
Director of Administration, Istekki Oy
We created a workshop for the city of Imatra to design their own code of conduct. One of the goals of the project was to involve the workshop attendees to contemplate the importance of ethical principles when it comes to their work and the whole organization. Niina succeeded well at this project, and we can warmly recommend cooperation with Code of Conduct Company in similar projects.
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