Possibly the most discussed aspect in any sector or office,
A concept which has given sleepless nights to the senior leadership team and in turn HR.
Let us delve into a certain perspective which the term has to offer to the world.
Going by the definitions:
Work, simply put, is the effort one takes to accomplish a task,
Ethics, on the other hand, is the principles that may guide an individual’s actions.
Two combined, it has a powerful connotation where one is evaluated on the basis of the:
core values that one has
the commitment that one is ready to put to achieve a certain goal, which is
Created by an entity, which in an ideal situation, one should have bought in before joining a certain company.
More often than not, people have their own compulsions or reasons for taking up a certain role,
Be it at a personal level, where one feels compelled to do certain things for their and their family’s survival,
Be it the act of exploration where one is not sure what one needs to do or is capable of doing,
Be it the time pass they would want to do, simply because they prefer not to sit at home,
Be it the interest and motivation to work in a certain field, one has;
Whatever that all important reason be for an individual for accepting the offer letter,
Bottom line: Once one commits, one should meet that commitment.
In today’s world, words have become just a loose way of expressing things,
Yesterday, one could say something and today one may come up with a totally opposite version of the same,
Such loose conversations and commitments has somewhat become a way of life for:
millennials in general
GenZ s in particular,
Reflective of the kind of value system and lack of trust that persists in our society,
Be it the reinforcement from parents,
Be it the reinforcement from teachers, peers and the schools,
The end product, in the form of grown-ups seem to be a cohort which is:
Insecure, about their own competence, finding excuses,
Imbalanced, when it comes to handling personal and professional situations,
Reactive, at times because of being born with a golden spoon,
Having said the above, all is not lost. The challenge for us as a society being:
How we channel the enthusiasm and energy in a direction which ultimately leads to satisfaction at a personal and professional front!
Which requires a systemic change.
The only question is:
Are we all willing to do so as a society for everyone’s well being?
Source for the Image: https://www.proschoolonline.com/blog/work-ethics-avoid-conflicts-at-workplace