In unprecedented times, business ethics are more urgent than ever. Taking care of others is critical to our new connections.
For professionals, it is crucial to show morality and integrity. How we behave earns respect. The importance of ethics is about setting values and rules. Principles drive workplace decisions. By understanding the reasons why, we are moved to stand up for what is right.
We instinctively know that it is good to be fair. But, how do we transform ethics from business model to a living, breathing business process?
“Ethics” defined: Standards for conduct that judge behavior as constructive or destructive. Right living serves societal balance and individual needs.
Let’s break down the reasons why ethics are well worth the effort.
Jeff Woods, Realize President, likes to phrase it in clear terms.
“You never go wrong doing the right thing,” he said. “We believe in ethics.”
The importance of ethics in technology
Reasons for doing computer repair and network planning ethically are much the same as doing any business ethically. Being fair is better for more people; both one’s self and one’s community.
Being unfair may produce quick results. Then, the fallout arrives, and everyone is unhappy.
For people who contemplate their relationship with a larger principle, there is a sense of being accountable in how we do business. Accountable to something more important than our profit this week, and more important than society’s basic need for orderly behavior. It’s an added layer of understanding.
Some may see that as naive. They may say ethics are a waste of time. But, evidence shows that selfish or dishonest decisions inevitably come back to haunt us.
Ethical nerdism? Honesty about systems?
Morals important in technology
Yes! We start with your business goals and apply our skills and experience. For example, if we have two vendor solutions that we want to recommend, knowing your goals helps us narrow down the choice. Realize believes in the reliability of business norms regarding professional conduct.
Publishing this statement expresses our intent to be transparent. You should not have to be wondering what the folks at Realize are up to. Especially if you are in the process of choosing a managed services provider in Tulsa.
You deserve certainty.
We set our pricing to be at a reasonable level in the marketplace. At the same time, our employees earn enough to care for their families and to put something in savings.
Inc.com lists 10 ways to show customers you care. We especially like #6 …
Solve Their Problems: Understand your customer’s needs, and go out of your way to solve them. If there is a problem, don’t ignore it or sweep it under the rug. Respect your customer by acknowledging the problem, apologizing for it, fix it immediately, and take steps to make sure it does not happen again.
We’ve been doing this successfully since 2005, and our accumulated skills are available for you.
Jason Finnerty, writing at Brandscaping.ca, does a good job of simplifying the usefulness of ethics.
“They provide the structure that helps us make a decision we can be proud of,” he says. “When mankind started to think about the outcome of their action, or inaction, ethics were born.”
Establishing morals in a digital world
You could say the importance of ethics is in balancing society and the individual. The United States has a history of placing importance on individual freedom. There’s nothing inherently flawed in that. But an individual can make decisions based on a code that preserves the social fabric of fairness.