A great way to instill the value of expectations and communicate them is through introducing a company code-of-ethics policy. This helps set the right tone as well as the right expectations from the get-go with every employee.
Because I feel so strongly about this, I’m actually including a sample for you to use. I have set it up the way that the code-of-ethics policy is set up in my company. It relates to the treatment of people first and foremost, which is always the best approach. Then it deals with the fusion of people and company vision. This is the fundamental basis of establishing a sense of corporate community.
The code-of-ethics playlist:
- Treat your colleagues, family, and friends with respect, dignity, fairness, and courtesy.
- Pride yourself in the diversity of your experience and know that you have a lot to offer.
- Commit to creating and supporting a world that is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
- Have balance in your life and help others to do the same.
- Invest in yourself, achieve ongoing enhancement of your skills, and continually upgrade your abilities.
- Be approachable, listen carefully, and look people directly in the eyes when speaking.
- Be involved, know what is expected from you, and let others know what is expected from them.
- Recognize and acknowledge achievement.
- Celebrate, relive, and communicate your successes on an ongoing basis.
The year when I took the lessons to improve my chipping, I chipped six balls ranging from ten to twenty-five yards, off the green, straight into the hole. It was amazing.
Herein lies the value of the lesson; we all need refreshers now and then, as I have never chipped as well as I did that year. We need to know what is expected to make the shot or succeed, and we need to practice what is expected so that we can clearly make things happen on the course and in our careers.