As General Manager of Productive Business Solutions (PBS) Barbados, Elvin Nash has established himself as a respectable employee with a strong sense of integrity. Though it is a commonly-used word, integrity isn’t something that many people uphold in the workplace. To demonstrate workplace integrity as Elvin Nash does in his Barbados position, you must consciously focus on positive traits and actions such as these:
- Be disciplined and on time. Exercising discipline in the workplace is about more than just limiting distractions – you must show up on time, every day, and follow company rules. A lack of discipline will cause others to assume that you are not dedicated to your position.
- Take notes and keep promises. Taking notes whenever you are given important information or tasks will help ensure that you do not fall through on promises that you have made. If you are told that you have a deadline, write it down and make sure that you meet it; if you will be unable to keep a promise, notify the other party as soon as you identify the issue.
- Be honest and transparent. Honesty will build your reputation as quickly, if not quicker, than any other business trait. If you pair honesty with transparency, you will remove doubts about your integrity and show people that you have nothing to hide.
- Admit mistakes. Being forthcoming with your mistakes will help you learn from them and avoid them in the future. Do not cover up your mistakes, but when you admit them, provide a solution to demonstrate integrity as well as proactivity.
Elvin Nash values workplace integrity, and he encourages it both in himself and in every employee at PBS Barbados. Without workplace integrity, companies and employees can fall apart or destroy their reputations entirely.