April 05, 2016
Lived Code of Ethics
For the past three months, I was involved in organizing an event called the China Form. This conference is designed to connect Brigham Young University students with international corporate leaders. In addition, our keynote speakers provided necessary training and workshops to help those who are interested in doing business in China.
As a part of the leadership committee, I have many opportunities to apply my personal ethical codes. A part of my roles involved reporting all expenses to the Department of Education, and in return, they would provide the fund. We received 10,000 dollars and ended up spending only 8000 dollars. We were strictly told to return all the remaining budget to the Department. At the end of the China Form, several members proposed the idea to use a portion of the leftover budget to celebrate. Facing this ethical dilemma, I explained to our group that it would be unethical to use the budget for personal enjoyment. I believe it was the right thing to do.
By following My code of ethic, I was able to develop better organizational, communication skills as I gave complete effort in doing my tasks. When I was tempted to procrastinate or unload work to other teammates, I was reminded of the importance of hardworking and accountability. On one occasion, our meeting got heated, and committee members started blaming each other for not doing their parts. As a way to demonstrate my respect for others, I had to calm myself first and then carefully listen to other members. We ended up admitting our faults and were able to reunite as a committee.…...