Posted April 26, 2013 by rhita in Article

What workplace ethics you need to practice to ensure harmony at workplace?


Workplace ethics can be described as interaction and behavior codes that generate positive vibes and motivate employees to be productive. It helps the employees to work diligently and enhance workflow, thus contributing to growth of the entity.

In last decade, the atmosphere in workplace has changed to a great extent. Earlier people had to interact with immediate colleagues or people in other branches, after the advent and expansion of the web, now they need to interact with a lot of strangers and customers on daily basis at workplaces. This had led to increased activities and interactions at workplaces than ever before. As employees deal with more workers and clients in stipulated time, it leads to more stress and at times conflict of ideas. If you do not adhere to workplace ethics, it will lead to development of negative vibes and create obstacles for both you and your colleagues to work in a synchronized manner. For harmony at office, you may try the following tips.

It is important to be seen as a through professional in the office, to both juniors and senior co workers. Even when you find someone is trying to take advantage of a situation and that is creating a problems for you, yelling or creating a scene is not advisable. Try to tackle the issue through diplomacy and intervention of management in the right way. Avoid going over the top eve when you are stressed out or agitated.

You may get into an argument with a colleague at times but do not take it personally. You have to remember at the office, no one is your family member or enemy. After the problem is resolved, you can sort it out by a frank and neutral discussion with the concerned person. Breaking a grudge against a co worker deep inside mind really does not help.

At times, you may find a co worker not working as he or she is expected to do. However, if you are not assigned with the responsibility to look after his work as a superior, do not spend your time about it. Not every employee can be equal in any organization. Some people may take time to learn a thing while some others can pick it faster. This may happen in your team as well. You have to understand every employee is unique and no one can actually be made into a robot. Instead, find ways to help individual team members improve their performance and work better.

Unless your company policy allows you to put on casuals, maintain professional attire in the office. As an employee you may have to meet clients and others at work and your dress sense matters a lot. When you dress properly and neatly, it enhances your demeanor and body language at work. This can be inspiring for others as well.

It is very important that you learn to keep family separate from workplace. Even if you have dispute with your partner or anyone at home, do not keep it in mind and take it out on a colleague later. This can be counterproductive for your work efficiency as well. Discussing family woes at work is not advisable too. Everyone has a problem or other in his life and has little desire to know about problems of someone else at workplace.

It is always better to keep yourself updated and well informed even when you reach a senior position at workplace. No matter what sector your company belongs to, updating yourself helps you staying in touch with newest developments and get ready for changes.

While it may seem tempting at times, do not take part in office gossips and back biting. A number of employees indulge in this but remember dong so may get you onto bad books of employer and management. Spend spare time in reading books or watching TV rather than taking part in cribbing about anyone or a department.