My Personal Values: Ethics Awareness Inventory
University Of Phoenix
July 2, 2009
Everyone possesses a different perspective of what is right and wrong. It is important for a person to understand with which perspective he or she is dealing. The Ethics Awareness Inventory assessment evaluates one’s ethical style by asking a series of questions, evaluating the answers, and revealing the type of ethical values one possesses. Even though results vary from one to the other, the majority of people base his or her ethical views on four perspectives: character, obligation, results, and equity; and, it is possible for some to have blended styles which places them into two categories. “The key word for each category represents a primary core value that forms a basis for ethical decision making within this ethical perspective”(Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2009). The purpose for this paper is to identify my personal values based on the results given by the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) assessment and describe how those values align with Kudler Fine Foods.
Each core value supports various points of view, and the decision leading to the most practical result. For example, if a person’s core value is character oriented he or she will most likely be concerned with the integrity of an individual. One who builds ethical perspective on character believes that people who demonstrate integrity, justice, and honor possess strong and positive qualities that will enable them to make ethical decisions.
Another example the EAI assessment observes is ethical perspective based on results. Those who fit this particular group analyze different ways to make the decision based on the best outcome. People falling under this category think more logically and will most likely base their values on what is most beneficial to the majority and not society as a whole.
After taking the EAI assessment, I discovered that...