1 Exercise adapted from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, 1998. 2 Ibid MGMT226 Personal Code of Conduct Assignment (10%) Due: End of Week 6 (dropbox by 11:59pm EST Friday June 15th) Objective: To write a personal Code of Conduct. This requires you to develop a list of rules that need to be honoured by your actions on a day-to-day basis. This personal Code of Conduct will serve as a reminder of what is important to you. Similar to Codes of Conduct for an organization, this code will provide guidance related to ethical decision-making.
PART A -Personal Assessment A1. Visualize your 75th Birthday. There will be 2 speakers at your birthday party, from 2 of the 4 groups listed below. They have each been asked to say a few words about you. Choose a total of 2 speakers from 2 of the 4 groups and write a brief summary of what you think they would say about you. How would they describe your character, your key contributions and your achievements?
Group 1 - Family Member
Group 2 - Friend
Group 3 - Work or Professional Network
Group 4 - Community Organization
PART B Writing your Code
B1. Reflect on the exercise you completed in Part A. Identify what you consider to be the underlying values that are important to you. Think of values like honesty, trustworthiness, candour, efficiency effectiveness, professionalism, responsibility, privacy, integrity, respect, equality........
B2. Create your personal Code of Conduct. Create a personal code of conduct that incorporates these values for you. A code of conduct is a set of rules that will guide your decision-making in both your professional and personal life. You may want to develop statements of how you will or will not behave, using the "I will" or "I will not". Some examples include;
• I will report ...I will not withhold
• I will respect ...I will not disrespect
• I will continue ...I will not stop
• I will share ... I will not disclose
You should develop a total of 5-10 brief statements that reflect the values you have uncovered in the previous section. The code itself should be a maximum of one page in length. Don't make your code exhaustive. Make it meaningful! 1 Exercise adapted from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, 1998. 2 Ibid You will not be assessed based on quantity, but on whether the statements are clear, articulate and reflective of your values. Use simple and concise language that is your own. You are encouraged to use examples if this helps with clarification of your statements. Here are some examples of Codes of Conduct rules from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:2 "My money will be my servant, not my master. I will seek financial independence over time. My wants will be subject to my needs and my means. Except for long-term home and car loans, I will seek to keep myself free from consumer debt. I will spend less than I earn and regularly save or invest part of my income." "I value the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of our democratic society. I will be a concerned and informed citizen, involved in the political process to ensure my voice is heard and my vote is counted." "I will be a self-starting individual who exercises initiative in accomplishing my life's goals. I will act on situations and opportunities, rather than to be acted upon." Additional examples of personal codes of conduct are included below for inspiration only. Format and structure Use a report style format for this assignment. This requires headings/subheadings and point form is certainly permitted. The code itself should be a maximum of one page in length. Be sure to use simple and concise language. http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200404/200404_102_code_sb_sampl.cfm https://www.primermagazine.com/2013/live/every-man-should-have-a-personal-code-ofconduct-here-are-2-great-examples 1 Exercise adapted from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, 1998. 2 Ibid Code of Conduct -Rubric Criteria Marks 75th Birthday Scenario (A1) The 2 speakers provide thoughts and feelings that are genuine, thoughtful and truly reflect your character. They highlight your contributions achievements. 10 Value Identification (B1) Were values clearly identified? Did values clearly flow from the birthday speeches? 5 Code of Conduct (B2) Code of conduct was clearly developed from the identification of Values in B1. Written in simple and clear language. Maximum of 1 page in length and was comprised of 5-10 statements. Included examples where clarification was necessary. 15 Organization and Formatting Were headings and Sub-headings used to identify key subsections? Was the report written in a professional tone and format? Did the authors thoroughly proofread the report so that no grammatical or spelling errors were made? Did author use appropriate citations where necessary? 5 TOTAL /35 marks Assignment is to be submitted via the D2L dropbox at the end of week 6 Friday June 15th, 2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Anything received late will be subject to late penalties as per the course outline.
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