Micro-Community: Code of Ethics

Professional Code of Ethics: All In


– Be respectful.

Although opinions may differ, it is important to remain civil and respectful. Work together to foster a productive environment where everyone is allowed to have an opinion without repercussions.

– Be inclusive.

We are welcoming of people from all backgrounds on our team, including members of any race, ethnicity, culture, class, orientation, education, age, size, family status, political or religious beliefs and mental and physical ability.

– Be considerate.

Treat others how you would like to be treated in the workplace. Each person on this team is important and essential, and each person’s decisions and actions affect our outcomes and morale.

– Be professional.

Conducting yourself professionally includes being kind to others. Maintain professional interactions when communicating with others at all times.

Our team believes in strength in diversity. Every person has a different perspective and valuable input to offer, whether it’s solving a problem or contributing to new ideas. Not understanding someone’s perspective does not mean that their view is incorrect. Remember to keep the focus on creative resolutions and continuous learning.

Personal Code of Ethics


1. Ambitious

An ambitious person is someone who has a strong desire to achieve success by meeting their goals. You might have demonstrated ambition when you applied hard work and dedication to overcome a challenge or exceed company objectives.

2. Creative

Someone creative can use their imagination to make or invent something. Creativity doesn’t only apply to artistic roles. It requires creativity to solve a difficult problem, present information in a clear, interesting way or find better ways to complete tasks.

3. Compassionate

A compassionate person is someone who can both feel and express sympathy for others. You might display compassion when you help a colleague overcome a difficult challenge. Compassion is a helpful trait in any position but could be especially helpful in customer service roles.

4. Conscientious

Someone conscientious is careful and takes purposeful action. They are concerned with doing what is right and to fulfill a duty. Generally, conscientious people also have a higher level of self-discipline and strive to complete every task to the best of their ability.

5. Courageous

A courageous employee is someone who is not deterred by challenges and difficulties. They’re likely to take on projects others fear may be too hard or require too much work. They might also take more calculated risks in the workplace, which can lead to gains for a company.

6. Flexible

Flexible people can quickly adapt to changes in plans, such as shortened project timelines or new client needs. The ability to modify your behaviors based on changes in the work environment is critical to succeeding in fast-paced roles and companies.

7. Honest

An honest person is always sincere and truthful and generally does not feel comfortable participating in deceptive practices. While honesty is essential in all positions, it’s especially important in heavily regulated industries such as healthcare and finances.

8. Humble

Humble people can exercise humility. They avoid boasting about their accomplishments and are respectful when earning praise or recognition. You may display this trait if you’re a leader who ensures your entire team is given credit for achieving a goal.

9. Honorable (Integrity)

Someone honorable has integrity. and acts according to their principles and ethics. An honorable employee is someone who will ensure they always behave in ways that reflect positively on the company where they work.

10. Loyal

A loyal employee is supportive of an organization and its mission. Someone loyal can be trusted with sensitive information and is more likely to stay at a company long-term.

11. Patient

Patient people can tolerate setbacks, delays or unexpected challenges without becoming anxious or angry. Having patience is essential for jobs where it can take a long time to see the results of your efforts, such as when leading a marketing team or campaign.

12. Persistent

Employees who are persistent work in relentless pursuit of goals. They continue along their path despite any obstacles or difficulties they face along the way. Persistence is an excellent trait for someone in sales, journalism, public service or law.

13. Resilient

A resilient person is someone who can quickly recover from setbacks, stress, adverse situations or unexpected changes. For example, you might be a resilient employee when you fail to meet a goal, but you quickly put together a plan to exceed your next objective.

14. Disciplined

Someone with self-discipline can overcome temptations to stray from the path to success, such as procrastination and self-doubt. Self-disciplined employees work hard and often need little to no supervision.

This is just a sampling of positive character traits that can help position you for the job you want or succeed in the role you have. If you’re not sure which characteristics apply to you, consider asking trusted peers what they perceive as your most valuable traits and look for ways to apply them in the job every day.

15. Curious

Curiosity is an important character trait that can drive someone to want to know or learn new skills, information and abilities without being asked beforehand. Curious employees are valued for their ability to independently motivate themselves to learn and grow in their roles and work. Being curious is an important trait for many types of jobs, especially jobs that could be described as open-ended, flexible and strategic.

These positive character traits are examples of sought-after personalities and behaviors that employers, hiring managers and recruiters look for when hiring candidates. While every job requires different skills and abilities, these examples of character strengths can help you seem more appealing to employers. Understanding your best and most relevant character traits at work can also support setting goals for your career searching for a new job, receiving a performance review or when asking for a raise or promotion.