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Why Integrity is Good for Business

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, Michael Porter, Managing Principal for our strategic advising practice, writes about why as technology strategist, integrity is so important.

Integrity is one of the most important things for a business. At Perficient, we talk about creating a mentoring relationship with our clients. When you break down what that is, being in a mentoring relationship brings with it a level of trust. You’re trusted because you’ve provided pragmatic advice that has proven to be true and valuable.

A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

By exceeding our client’s expectations and demonstrating our value, we develop a profitable relationship on both sides. Not only are we able to work with that client again, but the client knows now that we provide honest and true feedback and has found value in our work.

Being a consultant sometimes involves responding to clients with tough answers. For example, we may have to explain that something they thought was true, is not. This is an example of how important integrity is, because providing information that is best for that client, regardless of whether it is what they expected to, or wanted to hear, is far better than being a “yes or no” person.


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Michael Porter

Mike Porter leads the Strategic Advisors team for Perficient. He has more than 21 years of experience helping organizations with technology and digital transformation, specifically around solving business problems related to CRM and data.

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