Ethics and Me
University of Phoenix
My whole ethical belief is tied up to my being, as culture of an organization is tied up to its core values Stafford, J., July-August 2008). Per the ethics awareness inventory, my ethics profile is a strong C (character, 16 points, the others (O, R, E) are all negative). Looking at Kudler, its social responsibility statement and the website is showing that its ethics profile is an “O” (obligation) and an “E” (equity). Interesting, none of our core ethical values match. It would be worthy to look at how I can manage and perform in a Company having different ethical orientation than mind.
Since I was a little child, my whole family would go to church at least every Sunday to attend Sunday school and join the choir. Add to it our involvement in the midweek activities. Growing up in a Christian environment has molded a great deal of values in me - which include among others, faith in God above all, concern for the goodness of everyone, and the what-would-Jesus-do concept, - where my ethics spring up from. No wonder, my character has become synonymous to my ethics profile. I always look beyond every actions, word spoken, outcome and the ‘general good or notion’. I always look at what brought things to be where they are or what caused that decision to be made. It has been a struggle at first to draw a line between ethical consideration and judging the person as I always associate everything to what is good to be, rather than what is good to do.
My exposure to the corporate world has greatly improved my perspective. Like Kudler, the companies I’ve worked for do not value and look at the same things as I do. They are more looking ethics on the obligation or results or equity perspective, which was a frustration to me at first. I have realized that nothing was more right than the others so through the years, I have learned to bridge the gap and respect the ethical values of others, and trust me, this...