Comparing Organizational Ethics Exercise
Below are links to the codes of ethics for four professional and technical organizations:
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Society for Technical Communication (STC)
- International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
- Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
Look at these four examples and discuss similarities and differences between them. Pay special attention to words and ideas they have in common, as well as to explicit and implicit statements that pertain to professional writing. Can you characterize each organization’s attitude about ethics in professional writing?