The Power of Workplace Integrity
There’s a growing trend in the workplace where more companies are adopting values as guiding principles, strategically shaping their employees’ decisions and how work is carried out. Proud to say, Zoala is part of that trend. One of our core values is “Build to serve, built to last. Do the right thing.” – embodying the essence of integrity and is deeply embedded in our organisational culture.
Among thousands of great values, why integrity?
Integrity encompasses a set of solid values and principles such as reliability, honesty, loyalty, and trustworthiness. Integrity means doing the right thing when nobody's watching and following our inner moral compass even when faced with tough choices. When integrity is well aligned with employees, it surpasses mere compliance with rules and regulations and extends to best ethical practices.
Integrity at Zoala's core
Integrity plays a pivotal role in building a thriving community in Zoala. It fosters trust and credibility with our stakeholders internally, within teams, and externally.
Internally, integrity establishes the foundation of our working relationships, work environment and ethical conduct. It ensures that our employees uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behaviour, treating one another fairly and respectfully. This creates a harmonious work environment where collaboration and innovation can flourish.
Externally, integrity is equally vital in building strong relationships with our stakeholders. Clients, partners, and investors rely on us to deliver on our promises, and integrity is the driving force behind our commitment to transparency, honesty, and delivering exceptional results. By consistently demonstrating integrity in our interactions with external parties, we build a reputation for trustworthiness and reliability. This reputation, in turn, opens doors to new opportunities and helps us foster long-term partnerships built on mutual trust and respect.
At Zoala, integrity is not just a buzzword but is deeply ingrained in our company's DNA. We understand that it takes ongoing effort and commitment from every Zoalie to maintain the highest standards of integrity. That is why we hold HR workshops, ensuring every Zoalie has the knowledge and tools to make ethical decisions in their daily work.
Tips for promoting integrity in the workplace
So far, what we've observed in Zoala is that it's crucial to lead by example. Effective leaders set the tone by exemplifying integrity in their actions. By consistently demonstrating ethical behaviour and accountability, leaders inspire their teams to follow suit. When leaders prioritise integrity, employees understand its importance and strive to uphold the same values.Honesty, is another cornerstone of a strong and productive workplace. Establishing a culture that values open and honest communication fosters an environment of trust and authenticity. When team members feel safe to share their thoughts and ideas transparently, trust increases, leading to better collaboration and overall business functioning.