In addition, the communication language in which the code of business conduct should convey the message should be understood by the employees (Waldmann, 2006).
Corporate companies like Diageo and Coca-Cola prohibit their employees from taking for themselves or directing business opportunity to other people that business opportunity that the organization has turned down. This code of business conduct needs to be revised. This is because of the fact that if organizations like Coca -Cola are not interested with the business opportunity they should therefore provide the employees with the chance of taking up the challenge and provide the services needed. This should be allowed to provide the employees the chance to grow themselves. If an organization is not interested in a business opportunity, then it means that it is giving other people that opportunity. Therefore, why not give the same opportunity to the employees to empower them and make them have better income and advance their careers (Barth, 2003).
However, this opportunity should not be discovered using corporate property or information. Diageo should ensure that employees should not use the organization’s resources, information or position for personal gain or competing with the firm. It may be hard to sometimes determine the line between personal and firm benefits. The best action to do is ask for permission for the use of any firm property or services that is not solely for the benefit of the organization. In addition, in order to protect the interests of an organization, it is important for companies to monitor and review all data and information contained on an employee’s company issued property. This is for the sole purpose of protecting the organization’s information from outsiders. Moreover, strict measures and discipline should be instilled to those violating the rules.
In conclusion, it is important for organizations to have the code of business conduct as it serves as a