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4 Types of Professional Conduct

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Professional conduct is the accepted manner in which a professional is reasonably expected to act. It can be associated with a role such as an executive or management position. Professional conduct may also be defined for a profession such as a law or project management. The following are common types of professional conduct.

Business Ethics

Principles of right and wrong that apply to your position or profession.


Compliance to the law and regulations.

Due Diligence

Taking care to investigate material facts before making decisions or performing duties.

Fiduciary Duty

The duty to act solely in the interests of a client or the stakeholders in an organization as opposed to your own interests.
Overview: Professional Conduct
The accepted manner in which a professional is reasonably expected to act.
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