Kudler Fine Foods & Personal Values
Marquis Tavon Upshur
University of Phoenix
November 8, 2009
This paper provides the reader with an in-depth analysis of Kudler Fine Foods’ ethical and managerial environment as well as my score summary on the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment tool. The goal of this paper is to provide the reader with detailed information as to how my personal values align with the values of Kudler Fine Foods—both from a professional and ethical viewpoint.
Kudler Fine Food & Personal Values
Ethics has become a major issue that most organizations face on a consistent basis. Over the last five years, the American public has seen several large conglomerates fall pray to the twisted practices associated with unethical business dealings. Unfortunately, it has cost the American public a millions, if not billions, of tax dollars to help fix the havoc caused by the unethical practices of many Wall Street tycoons, including Bernie Madoff and Robert Allen Stanford. Both of these individuals defrauded investors out of billions through Ponzi schemes; thus, leaving numerous investors with the mental and emotional scares of associated with deception.
As a business professional in today's global marketplace, I view ethics as a prerequisite when it comes to making responsible business decisions. As explained on my Ethical Awareness Inventory (EAI) Scoring Summary, “I tend to base my ethical perspective on what it is good to be, rather than what it is good to do” (Williams Institute for Ethics and Management). Additionally, my EAI continues by stating that “I believe that ethics should focus on ways to help people achieve moral excellence” (Williams Institute for Ethics and Management). I most certainly agree with these two key points and would go a bit further to say that ethics, coupled with personal values, should use ethics as a catalyst to develop stronger moral...