PKGT Audyt – ETHICAL CODE OF PRACTISE
WE HELP CLIENTS TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING SUCCESS
It is a well known fact that the higher up an individual is situated in an organisation the lonelier they are. Not least because the boss is seen by his staff as all knowing and able to address any issue. The question of loss of face before the staff stops many bosses consulting the opinion of their staff. The same issue faced monarchs in the past which led to the creation of the role of court jester and confidant able to tell the king the truth. In more modern times the profession of trusted adviser has developed. The trusted adviser is a person who is not drawn into corporate intrigues and is not involved in the rat race, does not get involved in office politics and can form an objective viewpoint.
What are the characteristics therefore of a trusted adviser and what does the title mean? This is a bit like describing an elephant, everyone knows what an elephant looks like but few can clearly describe one. With a trusted adviser it is in fact easier to identify a professional who is not in a trusted adviser as he lacks one or more characteristics. Below we define those characteristics. PKGT AUDYT in selecting members is guided by five areas – knowledge and experience, personality, ethical behaviour, skills and overriding quality. Our members need to display a proven track record of all five.
As the name trusted adviser suggests there are two basic elements of being a trusted adviser. Firstly someone who is trusted is someone in whom we place trust, who has earnt our trust and whom we believe will act in our own rather than their own best interest. Secondly a trusted adviser does what the second part of the name implies. They are not just technical experts in their own field but are able to bring all their
knowledge and experience together in order to give professional advice which can be implemented in real life. Most often the trusted adviser will have developed their skills working as an apprentice alongside an experienced mentor/ craftsman.
What then are the particular characteristics which a trusted adviser should posses.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
QUALITY FOR THE CLIENT