Climbing up the ladder of life, the final steps are in fact those when you pick a career path upon which you wish to tread. Your workplace is home away from home. It is not a mere desk and chair or a set of tools that you must be seen around during the early hours of the day. It is a habitat where you seek shelter from calamities and work together with other colleagues as members of your family towards achieving the same goal. Hence, it is an unmentioned responsibility of every member of a work force to respect and thoroughly understand the concept of professional ethics.
Professionalism isn’t merely making sure that all tasks are being run effectively and that your work force is well coordinated and efficient. Professionalism has at its core the fundamental concept of professional ethics.
The ideology of professional ethics in context to colleagues or members of your office family does in no way undermine the importance of other essentials such as honesty in dealing and respect for deadlines. It should however be understood that a good working relationship within the work place is the best motivation.
A workplace family encompasses a wide range of social classes. From the office runners and the clerks who are less educated than your assistant to your associates and your superiors. There may be members of the same or different genders and ages of your colleagues may vary irrespective of their position in the hierarchy.
The best way to ensure a disciplined and cordial code of conduct pertaining to professionalism is to set aside a list of criteria. This criterion may be a standardized description of working procedures and the hierarchy should be adequately understood by the entire staff to have a flawless report on internal working.
The best way to inculcate professional ethics and ensure their respect is indeed being a role model yourself. Charity starts at home and so does respect for humanity. Professionalism isn’t just about making a lot of money, being well acclaimed or successful. Professionalism follows the morale of your team.
It is always recommended to refrain from activities that may induce an unpleasant environment. Try ridding yourself of any habits such as being late of slurping when you drink your coffee. If you have a habit of smoking, make sure you do it in a place where your smoke does not bother a colleague. Maintain a respectable distance from your female colleagues. Respect them and treat them as part of your genetic family.
Professionalism and professional ethic is the cornerstone of any successful enterprise. We must ensure that each of us do our bit in making our work family, a happy one.