Professional Standards and Ethics
Most professions have internally enforced codes of practice that members of the profession must follow to prevent exploitation of the client and to preserve the integrity of the profession. Professional ethics encompass the personal, organizational and corporate standards of behaviour expected of professionals.
Confederation of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have internally enforced codes of practice that members of the profession must follow to prevent exploitation of the client and to preserve the integrity of the profession. The real challenge for CIMSME’ international discussion regarding ethics in the IS profession is not to indulge in a never-ending debate on the feasibility or necessity of having a code of ethics, but rather, to be able to capture and share the essence of our profession so that it can provide a guiding light to the many more people who are already or who will one day be part of this profession.
Members and Professionals from CIMSME are capable of making judgments, applying their skills and reaching informed decisions in situations that the general public cannot because they have not received the relevant training. CIMSME’ disciplinary codes allow the members and profession to define a standard of conduct and ensure that individual practitioners meet this standard, by disciplining them from the professional body if they do not practice accordingly. This allows those professionals who act with the conscience to practice in the knowledge that they will not be undermined commercially by those who have fewer ethical qualms. It also maintains the public’s trust in the profession, encouraging the public to continue seeking their services.