Integrity at Work

February 17, 2015

By Joyce Odidison

February 17, 2015

By Joyce Odidison

Integrity - Interpersonal Wellness - Workplace WellnessDo we need more integrity at work?

We seem to have more tolerance for the little white lies or for the uncompleted tasks, for taking the easy way out and for taking something we need without permission. We have also become more open and tolerant to people who misrepresent themselves on their resumes, biographies and even in job interviews. Just the other day I reviewed a colleague’s bio posted online and it indicated information I know is false or rather widely exaggerate. Is It okay to work somewhere for 3 years and claim you did for 21 years?

So all this pondering has brought me back to my earlier question, “Do we need more integrity at work?” The dictionary describes integrity as “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code and a condition of being whole and complete.” So does this mean that to be without integrity is to be broken, divided and incomplete? Is this why are would be tempted to steal paper clips, staples, post it notes, books and make copies of their personal documents at work? Make personal calls and send personal emails?

Our personal integrity is the sense of rightness. It is what’s left of us when we are gone, it is our trademark and what makes us complete, it is also our legacy. So the next time you are tempted to take something that belongs to the company or use resources such as time that belong to your employer for your own use, remember, how you do small things is how you will go on to do the really great and important things in life. So stop yourself and learn to practice integrity in the small things, so you will have opportunity to do really great things at work and in life.

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst and founder of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. She works with mid-career professionals and organizations to improve skills, competencies, and wellness at work. She can be reached at 1 877 999-9591.

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

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