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Modern applications of the Rule of St. Benedict - Code of Conduct (CoC)

Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on October 29, 2018 at 11:15 PM

Abbot Austin shared an interesting article about a company's attempt to create a Code of Conduct (CoC) using the Rule of St. Benedict (see Abbot Austin's FaceBook page, Abbot Austin G. Murphy, OSB).


Within the context of industry, a code of conduct (CoC) can be described as "Principles, values, standards, or rules of behaviour that guide the decisions, procedures and systems of an organization in a way that (a) contributes to the welfare of its key stakeholders, and (b) respects the rights of all constituents affected by its operations." (Cited from the International Federation of Accountants.)


Abbot Austin's comment regarding the article: I can't say I know a lot about "CoCs" (Codes of Conduct) in the Tech industry, but the use of the Rule of St. Benedict, particular chap. 4 on the instruments of good works, for a CoC caught my eye. I like the quote that calls the Rule the "Mozart equivalent of a CoC"!


See our website pages within BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY for links to the Rule of St. Benedict as well as other insights on St. Benedict's teachings and Benedictine Spirituality. 

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