How to Encourage Integrity in Your Team

11 May 2016 by Shweta Jhajharia

Are you the kind of business owner who likes to surround him/herself with people who are full of integrity? The answer I almost invariably hear is, “Of course.”

People with high levels of integrity are the best people to have on your team, and they are the ones who produce the greatest results.

There are many definitions out there of this concept of ‘integrity’. In this video, I will give you a way of defining integrity in your team to make it a real practical concept that you and your team can use.

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I’m quite certain that you do expect to see integrity and maybe higher levels of integrity from people around you. There are lots of definitions attached to this concept, but what I really want to do today is to give you a simple tip to make this concept a real, practical concept for your team and for yourself.

A Definition of Integrity

In the business context, one of the definitions of integrity is that you expect your team to Do what they have Said that they will be doing. Say it. Do it. See through the commitments basically. So it’s like if you’ve said something, make sure you do it – that’s integrity.

This is where people stop. And when they stop here, the issue is that if and when people are not able to do what they have said, then it comes as a surprise to the business owner. And it’s possible that you too have been in those situations.

A Final Element of Integrity

Now when you are communicating the definition of integrity to your team, make sure you add the third element to this, which is ‘Co‘. Let me explain this.

You basically tell your team that I expect you to do what you have said, and if you’re not able to do it then at the earliest possible, you need to Communicate it back to me, or the line manager.

This is where you are on top of this situation. This is where you’re able to provide the support or guidance to the team member who might be struggling to do what he/she has committed to.

Because at the end of the day, what you want is your team progressing rather than sitting in one corner and try to fight their own battle. It’s about coming together and moving forward.

So working with this definition will hopefully get you more integrity from your team members around you.

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Shweta Jhajharia

Shweta Jhajharia is one of the leading authorities on Business Value Building and the creator of the unique 6M Model. Shweta is widely respected as an impactful, intelligent and results orientated professional who helps business leaders unleash their potential to reach meaningful, higher objectives. This realisation of potential and maximisation... Read more