Consistently adhering to strong personal values and always being honest
WHAT IS IT?
Integrity is the defining trait of someone who displays strong moral character, honesty, and conviction. Those with integrity do more than hold personal beliefs – they act on those beliefs. In other words, those with integrity allow their moral convictions to guide their daily behavior.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Integrity is a foundational characteristic of successful teams, departments, and organizations. Without integrity, organizations could face any number of pitfalls, including dysfunctional team dynamics, flimsy organizational identity, and even legal liability. Furthermore, without integrity, individuals cannot earn the trust to move into larger roles, teams cannot perform at their optimum, and organizations can crumble under their own weight. Integrity and goodwill can also work to the advantage of a group by inspiring more contributors and more deeply engaged participants.