Integrity in the workplace
If someone doesn’t act with integrity in their home and private life, they probably won’t at work, either. At the same time, a set of values written on a company website or boardroom poster does not make a company ethical. For both the business and the individual, it comes down to behavior as a holistic part of our identity.
I have worked for many multinational companies in my career, and I have learnt to look beyond the mission statement. I have learnt that it is the culture of the company, and the individuals it employs, that make or break an “ethical” business.
When I first joined Rockwell Automation, I asked about culture, I observed how people acted and interacted, and I was pleased to learn that my colleagues are walking the talk. Ethics has become a core part of our identity. But how do we get to this point? How do we foster ethics and integrity in a meaningful way?