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Digital Services & Research Data best practices and How to bring your conscience to work

Dr. Khoa Le, Research Associate from Ulster University

The term Digital Services refers to the electronic delivery of information including data and content across multiple platforms and devices like the web or mobile. Information is presented in a way that is easy to use and understand and typically involves transactional services such as submitting forms for processing and receiving benefits.

Research Data comes in many formats and is gathered using a variety of methodologies. It is any information that has been collected, observed, generated, or created to validate original research findings.

Good practices in managing your research data will help you to comply with legal, ethical, institutional and funders’ requirements. Planning ahead will allow you to minimize risks, save time, reduce complexities, and ensure long-term preservation of your data.

Meet the Leader: How to bring your conscience to work

How to bring conscience to work envelops a whole spectrum of values, morals, ethnics, culture, and behavioral science that we grew up with and in our social life has been part of this internalization.

Patrick Chan, Vice President for Uptime Institute

The proper phrase is “a person conscience”. We all have role models who are people of conscience. They may be in our families and may be in our communities. Hopefully, they are at work too. You know when there is a tough values question, you can count on them to speak up and say something that is going to be supportive of the values. Combine that with skill in managing conflict and organizational politics, you have someone who is an effective person of conscience. They can be a force for good.

“It is hard to be a person of conscience and a force for good in an organization, but no one is better placed to be the role-model than your own idol that you grew up wanting to be”, said Mr. Patrick Chan, Vice President, South Asia at Uptime Institute.

People glaze over when you say, “We are going to have a meeting about ethical culture. And that is the usual frame within which organizations address these questions. Talk about something like “What does it mean to be a person of conscience in your company?”. Introduce a new set of ideology that will wake people up to the connection between their spiritual community and their work & the way they raised their children and the workplace.

Where credibility is lacking: “How do we rebuild the trust, so that people actually feel that your organization is responsive enough and a safe place to go?” Trust is a renewable asset as well as renewable energy. No one can just say “OK, we are going to trust now. Let’s go off and do something else”.

Especially in the pandemic or coming out of the pandemic, where trust is eroded by remote work and people do not have the same relationships as they usually do. Trust is something you must work on every day.

And then, of course, there are some people for whom creating a toxic workplace is their day-to-day job, and they do not experience it as toxic at all. They are completely oblivious to it or just could not care less. Putting up with a toxic work culture inevitably takes its toll on well-being, as anxiety and fear replace the positive motivations that lead to excellent work.

In the book “The Conscience Code” written by G. Richard Shell also strongly pointed out that “To be a person of conscience — to bring your conscience to work, to bring your value to work and make a commitment to acting on them — is an essential leadership skill” and a great leader and soon to be great leaders will always bring the conscience with them no matter if it is at work or their daily lives.

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