Shin, Sung Hye
January 19, 2011
Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory
We know the ENRON scandal and the effect to the society and business world. The ethical standards and decision making have become a dominant aspect. Managers are faced with situations which they must make what they believe is the right decision. People make different choices based on what they believe and their ethical values. The Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) refers to a combination of broad characterizations representing four categories of ethical philosophy, which are Character, Obligation, Results, and Equity. They have been designed to assist in the development of a deeper understanding of personal ethical perspectives and styles. These descriptions are used to analyze some of the characteristics of my own perspective on ethics according to my preferred answers when faced with ethical issues. I would observe my values by Ethics Awareness Inventory self-assessment and how those values align with the values of Kudler Fine Foods. If I were a manager, how those would apply to the management at Kudler Fine Foot of it. According to the result from the self-assessment, my first highest score is Results. The ethical perspective impacts one’s decision and action. My Ethical Perspective is that conduct should be directed toward promoting the greatest good for the greatest number of persons. In judging whether an individual’s actions are ethical you look for concrete evidence. Discussions about process and principles are not as important as what is ultimately achieved for the overall good of society. This category is most closely aligned in philosophy with a utilitarian theory of ethics (The Williams Institute, 2008). My Ethical Style concentrates the happiness for the majority of the people in society. Ethical Awareness Inventory indicates frustrations I could face in addressing ethical...