ComAd Code of Ethics
George Makrauer subscribes to and practices the following Code of Ethics in all dealings with clients, employees, associates and suppliers.
We serve our clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, using a professional approach at all times, and placing the best interests of the client above all others.
We establish realistic expectations of the benefits and results of our services.
We treat all client information that is not public knowledge as confidential, will prevent it from access by unauthorized people, and will not take advantage of proprietary or privileged information, either for use by them, their firm or another client, without the client's permission.
We avoid conflicts of interest, or the appearance of such, and will disclose to a client any circumstances or interests that might influence their judgment and objectivity.
We will refrain from inviting an employee of an current or previous client to consider alternative employment without prior discussion with the client.
We will accept only assignments which for which we possess the expertise to perform, and will only assign staff with the requisite expertise.
We will ensure that before accepting any engagement a mutual understanding of the objectives, scope, work plan, and fee arrangements will be established.
We will offer to withdraw from a consulting engagement if its circumstances might impair our objectivity or integrity.
We will agree in advance with a client on the basis for fees and expenses, and will charge fees and expenses that are reasonable, legitimate and commensurate with the services delivered and the responsibility accepted.
We will disclose to clients in advance any fees or commissions that we might receive for equipment, supplies or services which we could recommend to their clients.
We respect the individual and corporate rights of clients and consulting colleagues, and will not use proprietary information or methodologies without permission.
We will represent the profession with integrity and professionalism in our relations with our clients, colleagues and the general public.
Comad's Code of Ethics is fashioned after the code of the
Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc.,
of which George Makrauer was formerly a member.