What is Building integrity?

We can say that integrity is the opposite of corruption. But what do we mean by the terms integrity and corruption? According to Transparency International, corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.
We know that corruption undermines the defence and security capabilities of every country, and that it causes waste of money, bad allocation of resources, and the purchase of inadequate equipment. This may endanger the life of personnel and decrease operational effectiveness.
As a matter of fact, corruption reduces public trust and acceptance of the military in general, and may erode public support for peacekeeping missions. It also reduces resources for civilian sectors of the economy, and can infect other parts of government.
Applied to a work context, an individual has integrity if they are doing their work honestly, competently and completely.

 

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