The dictionary defines integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” So what does integrity actually look like in practice? Here are five things you can look for when measuring a person’s integrity:
- The person is transparent and honest, even when it’s not convenient.
- They are respectful/patient when dealing with people.
- He or she would never take credit for something they did not do
- Takes responsibility for his or her own actions.
- Never two-faced ... what you see is what you get.
A person with integrity is the same no matter who they are with and doesn’t switch personalities, or compromise their values depending on who they happen to be talking to at the time. In business, it is just as important for employers as it is for employees to always value integrity and be able to lead by example. But integrity is much more than just good business etiquette, it is a characteristic that cannot be used selectively or strategically for one’s own benefit. Integrity, just like doing the right thing, should be its own reward.
Integrity is one of the guiding principles that has helped Freedom Forever become one of the fastest-growing providers of solar energy in the U.S. We do our best to be transparent and honest every step of the way. We value new business, but we value honesty even more. Whenever a client has questions or concerns, we are happy to provide the information they need in a patient and respectful manner. We understand that going solar is a big deal and it should be empowering, not confusing.
We are proactive in trying to always keep customers informed. This is why, in addition to having an excellent customer service team, we continue to provide guides and tutorials via our website and social media platforms that provide helpful tips for different situations our clients might face. We don’t believe in hiding any information or making customers jump through hoops in order to get their questions answered. Knowledge is power, so what kind of energy company would we be if we just left our clients in the dark?At Freedom Forever, we take responsibility for the work we do. This is why everything we build and install comes with a 25-year production guarantee. We do this because we’re proud of our work and have the integrity to stand by it. There are millions of businesses in the world and all of them are competing to get loyal customers, the best staff working for them and a good reputation. Honesty, transparency, patience, respect, the way we stand by our work, the way we truly appreciate each and every team member...all of these things are just part of Freedom Forever’s commitment to integrity and this has become the cornerstone of our success.