What are your personal ethics?
Personal ethics in business combine your personal values with your work ethic.
Examples to consider your take on: accessibility, accountability, affordability, collaboration, communication, community vs individualism, conforming to rules and mores, dependability, discipline, empathy, equality, honesty, humility, inclusivity, integrity, intent vs. impact, justice, loyalty, organization, productivity, quality, respect (including self-respect), responsibility, selflessness, time management
Add your own:
- Can your business financially afford your ethics?
- Can your business reputation afford your ethics?
Activity: Write your personal code of ethics.
- This is how you live your life and why you live that way.
- Use “I” statements, relevance, examples, and reasoning.
Activity: Write your professional code of ethics.
- This is how you run your business and why you do it that way.
- You can integrate how your personal ethics influence how you run your business.
- Use actionable language, plain language, detailed overview of each value.
#1: You may or may not want to make your codes public on your website.
#2: Make sure your contracts and work policies (public and private) reflect your ethics.
Resources mentioned in class
Networking: people relationship managers
Money: Hadassah Damien’s resources at Ride Free Fearless Money
- Make Money & Do Good: Business Startup Guide $15 (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/asp-products/make-money-and-do-good-a-financial-startup-guide/ ↗)
- Fearless Freelance Small Business Money Skills online course $189 (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/about/class-descriptions/freelancer-finances/ ↗)
- Pricing for Sustainability $97 (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/2019/10/pricing-for-sustainability/ ↗)
- Freelance Income Calculator FREE! (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/2017/11/freelancer_calculator_bossbabe/ ↗)
You will fuck up: be prepared
- Fucking Up Better, A.K.A. How to Apologize as an Organization and Individual with Angel Adeyoha (video lesson from previous in-person Sex Geek Summer Camp) (https://reidaboutsex.mykajabi.com/products/sgpro-guest-speakers-series-kicking-ass-as-a-sex-educator-talks-training/categories/1134954/posts/10823208 ↗)
Caz Killjoy’s Ethical Entrepreneurship (class handout) © 2022 by Caz Killjoy is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International ↗.
This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. It allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form and for noncommercial purposes only.
BY: Credit must be given to me, the creator.
NC: Only noncommercial use of my work is permitted. Noncommercial means not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation.
ND: No derivatives or adaptations of my work are permitted.