Kaart

We bring business owners and business experts together to solve problems.

Kaart

We bring business owners and business experts together to solve problems.

Kaart

We bring business owners and business experts together to solve problems.

Kaart

We bring business owners and business experts together to solve problems.

Ethics definition
Our Guiding Principles

Kaart seeks to create a culture of integrity, quality, and respect. We firmly believe that living a life of integrity makes good business and personal sense. We also know how very difficult this can be. That why we've adopted our Guiding Principles. They serve as our guide for how we act within Kaart and with our clients. We've found them be more much more effective than a long list of rules and “Thou shalt nots.”

I do nothing to harm myself or others.
This principle means that not only do we not physically hurt other people, but also that we do not hurt them through unkind acts or words. We do not perform work that we are not qualified to perform. We do not seek to stretch out an engagement when it is not in the client's best interest. We always maintain client confidentiality.

I am responsible for my behavior. This principle means that we hold ourselves accountable for our behavior. When we make a mistake, we admit it fully. To really live this guiding principle means that we take responsibility for our mistakes before others come to us. Living this guiding principle helps build the trust that is critical to successful business and personal relationships.

I take pride in myself and in my work. This principle tells us to always do and be our best. It reminds us to ask ourselves, “Will doing this make me proud and reflect well on Kaart and our clients” before we do it.

I leave it better than I found it. You’ve probably heard this guiding principle if you’ve ever gone camping. It tells us to take that extra step so that the next person who comes along has it even better than you did. Some examples are to pick up a piece of trash on the floor or to say something nice to someone. It also means that we strive to provide added value for our clients.

We are each other’s keepers. This is probably the toughest guiding principle. It means that we watch out for each other and help each other. It means that we hold each other accountable and that we encourage each other to be their best. If someone is doing something that violates our guiding principles, we need to remind them to do the right thing. If they won't, we need to walk the problem up the chain. It also means that we put the welfare of the other person ahead of our concern that they will be angry with us for saying something. There's a risk that in doing this we might lose a friend or a client. But we strongly believe that individual and organizational growth don't happen when we only hear what we want to hear.