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Professional Values and Ethics Paper

Learning Team A


February 22, 2010

Ramona White

Professional Values and Ethics Paper

Professional values and ethics are the template in which we will follow as employees to carry ourselves within the expectations of

our companies. Values are the beliefs of what are most important to us in our lives. Ethics are what we believe to be morally right

and wrong. In a professional setting we have to work together with our co-workers under the same rules and guidelines.

Companies will expect us as workers to abide by their codes of conduct and conform to the companies needs. The companies that

do not have all of the involved employees following the value and ethics codes to the best of their abilities will be in great danger of

the companies productivity and survival. Employees who follow the code of ethics will be aware of how to work effectively and

communicate with others. Most companies will expect their employees to carry their codes of ethics on and off the job. When

employees are not on the job they still represent that company in many ways. Values and ethics start on a personal level so when a

person comes into a job with personal values and ethics it is usually a pretty smooth transition. Companies want their employees to

fully buy in to what the company is all about and trying to promote. When companies have employees that are following the codes to

satisfaction the company will have every opportunity to prosper. This is why it is a hard job for employers to screen people who they

will feel will be a productive worker with strong professional values and ethics.

Professional value and ethic can impact career success when someone begins a new career or a new job, values and ethics play

a big role in career success (If we define success as holding a job for a long time, and is able to receive a promotions or

recognitions). Let’s say that an employee works for a pharmaceutical manufacturing lab. In that type of job there are so many

procedures and steps at the time of producing pills, tablets, capsules or liquid medicine. When value and ethics of the employees

are not the same as the one of the company that is going to affect the relationship between both parties. If the employees are

focused on achieve recognition or a big bonus based on production, and one of the batches he is working on generates a

inexplicable amount of waste, because of poor performance, and at the end he adds to that batch some pills that based on quality

control inspections are not acceptable or rejected pills because of weight or hardness of the pills or tablets. The employee doing

such a thing will put the consumer at risk, and are not showing values and ethics in his job. Not long ago, thousands of loans officers

violated the conduct of ethics and values because their definition of success it was based on financial terms. Those who didn’t follow

their values and ethics and printed false income documents for clients, or knew that those clients could not afford those mortgages

but proceeded submitting those loans knowing that sooner or later those people cannot continue making payments. They are an

example of how a person working just for money without value or ethics can ruin not only his career’s success but also an entire

market and other careers and reputation. Professional values and ethics are definitely essential in any work environment. In

relation to career success, values and...
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