Ethics Glossary


Latin meaning is ‘intact’.  Imagine the responsibility engineers have to ensure that bridges and buildings have structural integrity (e.g., anticipating the fatigue or fracture of materials, the initiation/growth of cracks in the materials, the limits for handling unexpected or overloading stress).  By analogy, integrity – whether individual, team, or organization – has to do with remaining centered, integrated, sound when stressed by powerful centrifugal force/s.