Sign Below If You Agree

Posted on July 20, 2012 by TNS Consulting Team (via Scott Spayd)

When we are hired for a job we sign countless contracts, agreements, and policies. These documents outline what is expected of a new employee. The main purpose of these documents is for legality, but what other purpose do they serve? Verbal agreements are often easy to break, but signed agreements tend to keep people more accountable.

If you have ever worked in the medical field, you know the confidentiality laws (HIPPA) are very strict and detailed in what information can be shared with others. Other organizations typically have their own policies on what is considered confidential information. For instance, if I were working for Coca-Cola, I would certainly have to agree not to discuss Coca-Cola’s products with Pepsi Co.

If every employee signs these legal documents, everyone in the organization should be held accountable, right? After all, what is the purpose of policies if no one follows them or abides by them?

In the 2011 global panel study, 66% of employees responded that they believed their superiors act ethically at work. If the other 34% of participants are witnessing unethical behavior by managers, what is the impact? These employees may learn to think that unethical behavior is okay to get ahead especially if someone above them is partaking in such behaviors. This is why it is so important for managers and leaders to act ethically to set the organization’s standards.

When you sign an agreement, what does it mean to you?

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