An integral tool in my managerial repertoire includes my ethical perspective in the workplace and its role regarding the formulation of effective, fluid, and clear ethical guidelines within an organization. Of equal importance is the relationship between my own ethical guidelines and those prized within the organization in which I am employed. This paper will utilize the Ethics Awareness Inventory [EAI] from the Williams Institute for Ethics and Management to first identify my own values followed by those values I consider to exist within Kudler Fine Foods. After analyzing I will briefly elaborate on the effect the differences in ethical perspectives will have on my hypothetical performance at Kudler Fine Foods. In summation I conclusively demonstrate that my ethical perspective does not align with that of Kudler Fine Foods and as a result my managerial performance would be hindered within the organization.
My Ethical Perspective
My “…approach to ethics calls for developing practical wisdom and sound judgment within individuals to guide them in their ethical decision making” (Ethics Awareness Inventory, para. ). My ethical approach is character driven whereby I seek to hire and develop those employees with strong character so that it acts as the driver with regard to their effective ethical decision making. In other words, in lieu of uniform standardization I would prefer that my staff make their own ethical determinations within the framework of a personality groomed to weigh independently decisions in a positive, ethical manner. According to the EAI, I am least inclined to subscribe to the implementation of broad-based, uniform, equitable ethical standards as an effective tool with which to ensure ethical behavior in an organization. Additionally, I am not a proponent of the distorted Machiavellian perspective that the “ends justify the means.” My ethical perspective is...