Orange Team Code of Ethics 2008
(formatted .pdf version)
The 2.009 Orange Team shall uphold the following principles:
- Truthfulness: Team members shall be honest in all situations pertaining to the project.
When updating the group, team members must reveal any problem that they encounter and present only legitimately obtained data. If a significant obstacle to the product is discovered, such information should be immediately shared with the team.
All behavior must occur in accordance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology policies on academic integrity.
- Work Habits: Team members shall use common sense and practice appropriate behavior to maintain a safe and efficient work environment.
Team members will look out for each other’s well being, with safety as the top priority.
Every assigned task should have a clearly stated objective, and tasks should be delegated to team members who know their strengths and weaknesses in order to maximize our team's efficiency.
When interacting with individuals outside the team, members shall represent the team in a respectful and ethical manner. All interaction will be documented and archived for referral purposes.
- Budget: Project budget money shall be used in accordance to the rules stated by the course administrator.
All services and products acquired should be paid for appropriately and used only for the purposes of the project. Purchases may only be returned unused and in good faith.
- Teamwork: Team members shall recognize the value of a team and work towards a collective positive end.
Thus, team members must complete tasks given to them by the due date assigned in order to keep the team on schedule.
Further, team members should work together and maintain communication with the rest of the group, either by updating the Team Wiki or by effectively communicating with other members.
- Decision Making: Team members shall not vote in order to make decisions.
The team shall consider all possibilities and make decisions based on data, specific experience, or solid knowledge/rationale. These reasons shall be made clear to the entire team and they shall be well documented.
- Behavior: Team members shall act appropriately and constructively. However, relaxation and laughing are allowed. Sleeping is required.
Team members should work on tasks that interest and challenge them.
Team members should be honest with themselves and the group about their availability (for example other commitments, stress level, or other resource limitations) and their abilities - they should not take on more than they can knowingly handle.
When interacting, team members shall respect other members' opinions and/or personal choices. Meanwhile, team members shall not take advantage of this spirit of mutual respect and exploit it at the expense of the team’s achievements.
- Co-ordination: Team members shall work together in the most efficient manner possible.
Individuals shall work on their assigned tasks first before contributing to other assigned tasks.
In order to maintain communication between assigned task forces, team members will reliably communicate and update availability and progress on assigned tasks.
- Experience: Team members shall all strive for a productive 2.009 experience.
Team members should keep the ultimate goal in mind and always think, "How does this task relate to the big picture?"
Team members shall ensure that they share the same vision before investing themselves in their own individual contributions.