My Values vs. Kudler Fine Foods
During the sixth week of my Management MGT/521 course at the University of Phoenix I was required to take the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment. After taking the self-assessment I looked at my assessment results to see how my values fit with the values of Kudler Fine Foods. I will discuss my values, and how my values would affect my performance if I were the manager at Kudler Fine Foods.
The Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment determines what core belief underlies my ethics decisions. The assessment can provide insight into general views and approaches with regard to ethical issues. It takes character, obligation, results, and equity and puts them into an order from the most closely aligned to the least closely aligned.
I found that the results of the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory self-assessment described me very well. I do not think I could have written a summary of what my ethical views where any better then the two paragraphs that were listed in the results of the self-assessment. It showed that I am most closely aligned with “Character”, and least closely aligned with “Equity”. The results also said: “In your opinion, mere compliance with rules, no matter how well-intentioned, does not make anyone an ethical person without being accompanied by consistent voluntary striving to be a morally good person.” (The Williams Institute, 2006) My ethical style included comments like: “You value such qualities as honesty, wisdom, and integrity and you place greater emphasis on demonstration these qualities than on following the rules. Your ethical style compels you to strive to be a person of wisdom and integrity.” (The Williams Institute, 2006)
After reviewing at the Strategic Plan of Kudler Fine Foods for 2003, I found there were not many references in the plan to determine Kathy Kudler’s ethical perspective and ethical style....