Employee Behavior Standards in the Workplace
In many organizations, employees must meet standards of professional behavior as a condition of employment. These standards help an organization create a respectful working environment for everyone. If you learn the standards that govern your workplace, you can ensure that your behavior is acceptable and prepare to succeed in your job. Acceptable behavior is also required for acceptance into the workplace culture.
Code of Conduct
Organizations provide a code of conduct to explain which behaviors are and are not permitted by employees. In addition, employees can be required to acknowledge this code by signing an agreement upon employment. Employees who violate the standards face consequences through a standard policy, such as a progressive discipline system, which has grave consequences for the most serious violations. Also, employees may get a warning for the first occurrence of a less-serious violation, but they would get a more severe consequence for another occurrence of the same behavior. Progressive discipline gives employees a chance to change their behavior and continue employment.