Communication - Do you have professional integrity? (Are you a person of your word?)
15/08/2018 2:38 AM by
The word “integrity” can be loaded with ethical connotations, but in this context, integrity means:
Being true to your word
- This means doing what you say you’ll do, by the time you say you’ll do it
If you can’t deliver on your promise, have a plan for a path forward
- If it looks like you won't be able to get the agreed task done by the deadline, tell the person why and set a new deadline, or agree on a different deliverable.
- Never leave them guessing
If you break your word, acknowledge it, and work out a way to repair your integrity
- If the deadline passes and you didn't do the above, recognize the fault and propose a plan for how to do better next time
As per our conversation, I'm sorry I missed the full requirements for this PBI.
Next time I will add the details of your requirements into the Acceptance Criteria of the PBI and pay more attention to them.
- Figure: Good example: Acknowledging an improvement for next time
People who have integrity:
- Always take full ownership of any task given to them
- Inspire trust in co-workers and managers
- Hold themselves to a high professional standard
Managers with employees who have integrity:
- Trust their employees
- Are comfortable delegating more important work
Do you feel this rule needs an update?