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Team Ethics Guideline

Our Code of Ethics




1.What are your expectations for team behavior?

2.How will you ensure balanced distribution of work?

3.How will you determine roles and responsibilities?

4.How will you honor the strengths of the individuals?

5.How will you interact with your Guide?'

6.How will you communicate with each other?

7.How will you make decisions?

8.What are the expectations for integrity or responsibility with assigned tasks?

9.How will you manage conflict or when these expectations are NOT met?

Value Profiles for Professional Ethics


A value "refers to a claim about what is worthwhile, what is good. A value is a single word or phrase that identifies something as being desirable for human beings." Brincat and Wike, Morality and the Professional Life: Values at Work

1. Reasonableness

Defusing disagreement and resolving conflicts through integration. Characteristics include seeking relevant information, listening and responding thoughtfully to others, being open to new ideas, giving reasons for views held, and acknowledging mistakes and misunderstandings. (From Michael Pritchard, Reasonable Children)

2. Responsibility

The ability to develop moral responses appropriate to the moral issues and problems that arise in one's day-to-day experience. Characteristics include avoiding blame shifting, designing overlapping role reponsibilities to fill responsibility "gaps", expanding the scope and depth of general and situation-specific knowledge, and working to expand control and power.

3. Respect

Recognizing and working not to circumvent the capacity of autonomy in each individual. Characteristics include honoring rights such as privacy, property, free speech, due process, and participatory rights such as informed consent. Disrespect circumvents autonomy by deception, force, or manipulation.

4. Justice

Giving each his or her due. Justice breaks down into kinds such as distributive (dividing benefits and burdens fairly), retributive (fair and impartial administration of punishments), administrative (fair and impartial administration of rules), and compensatory (how to fairly recompense those who have been wrongfully harmed by others).

5. Trust

The expectation of moral behavior from others.

6. Honesty

Truthfulness as a balance between too much honesty (bluntness which harms) and dishonesty (deceptiveness, misleading acts, and mendaciousness).

7. Integrity

A meta-value that refers to the relation between particular values. These values are integrated with one another to form a coherent, cohesive and smoothly functioning whole. This resembles Solomon's account of the virtue of integrity.