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Running head: CODE OF CONDUCT 1
Code of conduct
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CODE OF CONDUCT 2
Relevant elements
In order to determine what elements should be in the code of conduct, it is important to
first understand several things including; the nature of the industry that an organization belongs
to, the stakeholders of the company including the employees, the suppliers, board of directors,
partners, customers and also the potential employees. The general public should also be
considered when developing a code of conduct for a firm (Messikomer & Cirka, 2010). Taking
these stakeholders as important ensures that the code of conduct developed portrays the right
image of the company out there and that it brings out to the potential clients and everyone else
what they all expect; a value driven company for instance. The employees should be involved in
the development of the code of conduct for the organization. This is because of the importance of
their contribution towards the easier adoption, acceptance and integration of the code of conduct
with the organization. The owner of the business, that is, the top executive should also be
involved in the development of the code of conduct (Kaptein, 2004). The code of conduct
specifies what each of the stakeholders can expect from the business and it sets standards for all
stakeholders to retain.
Role of leadership
Leadership ensures that important aspects of an organization’s code of conduct are
incorporated. This includes; the ethical aspects, the values, objectives as well as the goals of an
organizations. These are important aspects of the code of conduct and the leadership ensures that
they are well articulated and put. Leadership also helps to promote professionalism as well as
ethical behavior in developing the code of conduct. After developing the code of conduct, the
leadership should be the first to exhibit or exercise it in order to embed it into the organizational

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Running head: CODE OF CONDUCT 1 Code of conduct Author’s name Institutional Affiliation CODE OF CONDUCT 2 Relevant elements In order to determine what elements should be in the code of conduct, it is important to first understand several things including; the nature of the industry that an organization belongs to, the stakeholders of the company including the employees, the suppliers, board of directors, partners, customers and also the potential employees. The general public should also be considered when developing a code of conduct for a firm (Messikomer & Cirka, 2010). Taking these stakeholders as important ensures that the code of conduct developed portrays the right image of the company out there and that it brings out to the potential clients and everyone else what they all expect; a value driven company for instance. The employees should be involved in the development of the code of conduct for the organization. This is because of the importance of their contribution towards the easier adoption, acceptance and integration of the code of conduct with the organization. The owner of the business, that is, the top executive should also be involved in the development of the code of conduct (Kaptein, 2004). The code of conduct specifies what each of the stakeholders can expect from the business and it sets standards for all stakeholders to retain. Role of leadership Leadership ensures that important aspects of an organization’s code of conduct are incorporated. ...
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