How integrity influences doing the right things in all circumstances

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To have integrity is to have and to demonstrate particular values, morals and principles, a particular set of ethical convictions. Those who have integrity do the right thing in all circumstances, even if no one is watching them. They act in accordance with social and moral values within society.

People with integrity are authentic and stay true to themselves, never compromising their ethics or dishonoring their word. Often upright and consistent in character they are highly trusted and depended on. While it is possible to have honesty without integrity, integrity is not possible without the component of honesty.

In the workplace this is a highly desirable value as it fosters a positive workplace culture. A person who demonstrates moral and ethical principles is likely to be honest and trustworthy, thereby upholding the brand value and company cultural goals. Employees with integrity will stay focused on work, they apply their knowledge, skills and values, and consistently show respect to colleagues.

What does a higher score mean?

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You have high integrity and stand by your moral values and ethics. You will do the right thing, even under duress and foster a positive supportive team dynamic, following through on all you say you will do.

What does a lower score mean?

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You do not demonstrate high integrity day to day, and can be seen as inconsistent in your character by your fellow teammates.

To nurture your integrity:

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Show care when you see something improper taking place and step in if it is unethical. Anticipate unethical conflict and communicate with respect and honesty to circumvent the potential conflict. Take responsibility for your promises and actions and exhibit loyalty to your colleagues and teammates.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you consider yourself honest?
  • Are you loyal to your team?
  • Are you self aware? Do you understand why you have lower personal integrity?
  • Do you hold yourself accountable to the rules and standards in place?
  • Do you take responsibility when you fail to deliver?
  • Can you keep your promises?
  • Do you exhibit empathy to teammates?

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