Personal Values Paper
University of Phoenix
Management – MGT521
Instructor: Diane Hunt-Wagner
August 21, 2010
Personal Values Paper
As a society we have laws and guidelines to follow that keep us I line as it pertains to morality and ethical values. As individuals it is up to us to choose to follow these values and do the right thing or go against these values and do the bad thing. However, sometimes it isn’t that simple. There are times when the right or moral thing to do is also illegal to do. There are also times when the legal thing to do is immoral and negatively affects the society and the individuals within it. It is up to each individual to determine what they believe to be right or wrong. In my paper I will explain my values using my own personal experiences, my results from the Williams Institute Ethics Inventory Self-Assessment, and other determinants that may affect my personal values. I will also compare my values to the values of Kudler Fine Foods.
As a child I was brought to value respect. I was taught to respect my elders and the people around me. This basic rule has stayed with me all my life. I value how others treat me, so I know it is important I treat them in the same manner. Give respect, get respect. I was also taught by my parents a sense of responsibility. At home I was held responsible for cleaning my room, picking up after myself around the house, and respecting my siblings as well as my parents. In school my parents made it clear that I was responsible for getting good grades and not getting trouble of any kind. They also let it be known that misconduct and unethical behavior, such as cheating on tests, was not allowed. This upbringing has provided me with the knowledge to know the difference between right and wrong. It has helped me live a moral and ethical life so far.
Another factor that affected my values, I believe to be, is school. My whole... [continues]
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