Jon’s Code of Business Conduct (Part 4)

It occurs to me that I would be remiss and possibly even negligent (in the US) not to specifically define which behaviors are allowed in regards to decisions which require discrimination.  Decisions which require discrimination in a business are but are not limited to those in which a smaller subset of people must be selected from a larger set of people in order to be allocated to some task that the larger subset of people will not do.

Part 4 – Governing the application of discrimination

4.1.  Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if, while in the performance of their work for the company, they discriminate amongst persons by any other measures than price, proficiency, availability, willingness, and/or adherence to this code of conduct.

4.2.  Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they willfully conceal or conspire to conceal any person’s price, proficiency, availability, willingness, and/or adherence to thiis code of conduct from observance by any employee who must make a decision which requires discrimination.

4.3.  Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they willfully alter or conspire to alter the appearance of any person’s price, proficiency, availability, willingness, and/or adherence to this code of conduct to the senses of any employee who must make a decision which requires discrimination.

4.4. Decisions which require discrimination shall be but are not limited to those in which a smaller subset of people must be selected from a larger set of people to be allocated to some task that the larger subset of people will not do.

2017-05-05

Jon’s Code of Business Conduct (Part 3)

In continuance of what would be my code of business conduct for my own company, here is the easiest part:

Part 3 – Governing the ethics of The Company

3.1. No employee shall be guilty of misconduct under any rule of this part 3 of the code for actions necessary to defend themselves or others from imminent potentially lethal bodily harm arising from another’s violation of any part 3 rule of this code, arising from any unintended error or mis-operation of equipment, or arising from any natural disaster.

3.2. Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they willfully and without prior consent; steal, damage, affect the appearance of, or otherwise deny the owners’ the use or access to any property belonging to The Company or any other person or company.

3.3. Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they willfully and without prior consent; assault, injure, harm, apply force to, affect the appearance of, entrap, or bind the body of any other person.

3.4. Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they willfully; deceive, slander, humiliate, or coerce or intimidate by threat of deception, assault, slander, humiliation, or theft any other person.

2017-04-02

 

Jon’s Code of Business Conduct (Parts 1&2)

It occurs to me that I’ve been writing sort of a mix of guidelines and rules in my “What makes a good employee?” musings.  Here I will start to make a conscience effort to collect those thoughts into the beginning of the code that I would use for any company I own.

The beginning of the code of business conduct:

Part 1 – Governing the internal economy of The Company

1.1. Any employee of The Company shall be guilty of misconduct if they demand or beg personal favors or personal property in exchange for doing the work for which they are employed by the company.

1.2. Any employee of The Company shall be guilty of misconduct if they perform or offer personal favors for any other employee or offer or give personal property with the stated or otherwise demonstrable expectation of receiving work, money, personal favors, or advancement in return.

1.3. All employees of The Company shall have a prearranged monetary and/or monetary valued benefit compensation for the work for which they are employed by The Company.

1.4. If The Company expects to require an extra commitment of work (such as overtime work), then The Company will pay a prearranged monetary compensation for that extra work.

1.5. Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they threaten to or attempt to cause physical harm, slander, or otherwise negatively effect the reputation of another employee for the purpose of extorting personal favors, personal property, money, or career advancement or as punishment for the denial of personal favors, personal property, money, or career advancement from any other person (not limited to other employees).

1.6. Any employee shall be guilty of misconduct if they give non-public intellectual property belonging to The Company to any other employee or any other person or company that has not previously entered into an enduring non-disclosure agreement with The Company.

Part 2 – Governing the leadership of The Company

2.1. Any employee of The Company shall be guilty of misconduct if they advance or offer to advance any other employee to a supervisory or management position for any reasons other than that employee’s proficiency in the performance of the work that they will supervise and that employee’s proficiency in the delegation and apportioning to other employees of that work such that it is completed properly and within the required time frame.

2.2. Any employee of The Company shall be guilty of misconduct if they disobey an order or directive from their supervisor, unless that order or directive would require that the employee commit some other form of misconduct as described in this code.

2.3. Any employee of The Company shall be guilty of misconduct if they issue an order or directive to the employees that they supervise which would cause harm to any person or The Company.  Note that this prohibition on causing harm shall not extend to banning the defeat of a competitor if the competitor is defeated without any other form of misconduct, dishonesty, or illicit action.

2.4. Any employee of The Company shall be guilty of misconduct if they issue an order or directive to the employees that they supervise which would require any one of them to do something that would otherwise make them guilty of any form of misconduct as described in this code.

2017-03-31