An Ethical Self Assessment
According to the Williams Institute Assessment Inventory “obligation” is the ethical perspective I most emulate (2009). The “frustrations” listed in the survey’s summary include determining the right choice or defining your right vs. wrong with another person’s views or choices of right vs. wrong are regular inner personal struggles. Such frustrations are faced within the workplace and do reflect various disappointments within my current and previous job (). It is a constant struggle between what is right and what would benefit me or my team. Equality and fairness are terms within the ‘obligation’ assessment I most understand. Playing Devil’s Advocate or looking at all sides of the situation are my angle. I attribute these approaches to my research and fact-driven scientific background as well as a grounded viewpoint instilled by family. It must also be recognized that understanding others’ perceptions and values influence the outcomes of one’s own ethical business choices. Choices and ethical standards can also often follow the politically correct views within the corporate atmosphere one is currently a part of. Thus one will make a path of personal or company goals in their ethical journey within their job.
Management and Ethics
Previously as a manager I was expected to look at one ‘greater good of the whole’ – the company, as well as another ‘greater good of the whole’ – my store; examples given are for lack of a better model. It was a business within a business. This was a personal and professional struggle to focus on which ‘whole’ was most important at any given moment. Kudler Fine Foods is a similar example as the three stores are the ‘whole’, as well as each store is its own self-contained business ‘whole’. With respect to the Kudler model, not all stores are the same as the areas they are located within differ. The clientele and products are unique to each location. As a manager I had to manage my expectations within the...