Ethical Filter Worksheet
Justify the Value’s Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions.
Cover yourself/personal My experience shows that all things being equal, you have to make sure that all of your own personal responsibilities have been met. Although I am part of a team at work, when something goes wrong, there is always a person/persons found to be at fault I placed the Cover Yourself at the top of the list because I have learned that the most important thing is making sure that all your responsibilities are accounted for in my line of work. If something goes wrong, there is always an inquest, and someone looking for who did what wrong. I have to make sure that every angle was identified and considered.
Integrity/Honesty My experience shows that if you do not have integrity in everything you do, then the job being done is not complete. As long as integrity is carried at all times, a simple mistake can be accepted. Its when someone tries to hide the mistake that situations develop that cause further problems. I value Integrity and honesty very highly in both personal and business skills. I have worked with several people in the past that start pointing fingers when an issue arises. It is much easier to confess to a mistake and to rectify it than to hedge around the mistake and finally get caught or get a scapegoat in trouble. According to Johnson ( 2007) Honesty is a key factor in doing business. It is important not only to the people one is doing business with but with the employees as well. An employee will only do as good and be as honest as what is seen from their leaders. In order to instill good business values in to employees, the upper management must be honest and walk the talk at all times. Concepts such as "integrity," "honesty," and "respect" are all well and good but can easily fall by the wayside...