Topic– Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s
8) What do you understand by a code of conduct. What purpose does it serve. Discuss.(250 words)
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to give a detailed description of the code of conduct and also bring out in detail, the purpose and advantages of having a code of conduct in place.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the Code of Conduct. E.g give a simple but complete definition of code of conduct.
Discuss the purposes a code of conduct serves. E.g it clarifies an organization’s mission, values and principles, linking them with standards of professional conduct. The code articulates the values the organization wishes to foster in leaders and employees and, in doing so, defines desired behavior. As a result, written codes of conduct or ethics can become benchmarks against which individual and organizational performance can be measured; it is a central guide and reference for employees to support day-to-day decision making. A code encourages discussions of ethics and compliance, empowering employees to handle ethical dilemmas they encounter in everyday work; encourages compliance with law etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.