Are Your Company’s Expectations of Professionalism Clear?

Have you ever had an employee conduct business in a way that is so unethical that you wonder if he or she missed the “professionalism boat” altogether? Professionalism is very important in the workplace and ASA provides tools to help specialty trade contractors make their expectations of behavior clear. One of these tools is the ASA Professional Standards of Practice for Construction Subcontractors, a document that includes general principles encouraging responsible conduct. For example, the document suggests that a subcontractor “avoid divulging its price to a competitor or seeking information on a competitor’s price directly or through a general contractor” and “submit bids promptly with the terms of its offer clearly defined, including any obligations of others that are not made clear in the bid documents.” Make your expectations of professionalism clear to your employees.