Earlier this year WalMart held its annual international employee pep rally. Thousands gathered in a basketball arena at Fayetteville. The meeting took place during a period when the great retailer was investigating troublesome reports of bribery from its installations in China and Mexico.
In their appearances before the large crowd company executives called for renewed emphasis on Integrity. Chief Executive Mike Duke declared that a basic tenet of Integrity demands “playing by the rules.” To this International Division Chief Doug McMillon added that Integrity means “playing by the rules when no one is watching.” Both statements are pregnant with truth and meaning.
That a great company like WalMart would promote a culture of Integrity stands as a monument to its importance in business and commerce. The same holds for professionals and non-profits.
Be assured. WalMart executives know that PERFORMANCE WITH INTEGRITY is an imperative for personnel at every level who…
- PLACE A PREMIUM ON THE COMPANY’S TRUSTWORTHINESS AND REPUTATION;
- INSIST ON KEEPING THEIR WORD IN MATTERS GREAT AND SMALL;
- ASCRIBE A HEAVY WEIGHT TO ACCOUNTABILITY;
- DELIVER AS PROMISED, WHEN PROMISED, IN THE MANNER PROMISED;
- PRACTICE SCRUPULUS HONESTY;
- REFUSE TO PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH THE RULES;
- WHAO KNOW HOW THEY PERFORM IS AS IMPORTANT WHAT THEY PERFORM.
You ask: What benefits flow from an investment in Integrity? Here are but a few…
- CREDIBILITY, RELIABILITY, TRUST, REPUTATION;
- A MAGNIFICATION THE NAME AND BRAND;
- STEADFAST VENDORS;
- LOYAL CUSTOMERS, CLIENTS, AND CONSUMERS;
- DEDICATED EMPLOYEES WITH PRIDE AND SELF-RESPECT;
- CONFIDENT INVESTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS
- A SHARPER EDGE IN THE MARKETPLACE;
- PREVENTION OF FINES, PENALTIES, COSTLY LITIGATION;
- ULTIMATELY, HIGHER SALES AND PROFITS.