Ethical Filter Worksheet Directions: List 5 or more values that you will use in Business Decision Making – starting with your most important value. In column 1 list the value. In column 2 explain the personal source of the value you just listed.
In column 3 justify why you placed the corresponding value at its point in the list. Citations and a reference page are not expected but if used they should be appropriate. ValuePersonal Sourcewith ExamplesJustify the Value’s Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions.EXAMPLE: Personal GainEXAMPLE: My experience is that you have to look out for your own welfare first.
I watched my father get laid off without a pension two weeks before his retirement point. He was so honest; he never even took a pencil home from work. I think he should have resigned earlier and taken a few clients with him to start his own firm. That is the least the company owed him for his years of service.
EXAMPLE: I placed personal gain at the top of the list because I believe that in all situations, whether they reflect life or work challenges, that personal gain is the most important guiding value. My most important value is to look out for number one first and foremost. Sometimes being totally out for personal gain can hurt another’s feelings or alienate a business partner, but at least what is important to you will be addressed. After all, it is all about me.Following my personal code of ethicsI’ve seen people who reached the top. Those of them who violated their own personal codes of ethics in any profound way – so they couldn’t pass their own personal “sleep test” – didn’t enjoy one minute of it.This is of utmost importance.
I’m the one that’s going to have to live with myself. Money is something that can be lost and gained. So is prestige. These are all temporary things, and while they are of value, my psychological integrity is worth a lot more to me. The rest is not nearly as important – after all, as the example said, it’s all about me.Managing my time wiselyI work to live – not live to work. I get money to live and to do things I like. If I’m not going to be able to use it because I’m too busy earning money – what’s the point? I don’t want to turn into a drone that only eats and sleeps – and that in the workplace – as some people I’ve seen.
It’s all about me – and work, while high on my list of priorities, is not the highest. My time is more valuable than any work I do by definition – howevermuch they pay me for it. I’m doing any person I work for a favor, and I always remember that – and use my time accordingly. If I need it more than they do, they’re out of luck.Always having a backup plan.
For every action I take, there will be results that are unexpected. Sometimes, they will be catastrophic – for instance, confusing someone’s status for lower or higher can be absolutely deadly to a career. For this reason, I always try to have at least three things: a place to go, money to make it for a few months, and contacts for other work prospects.
This means that if the unexpected happens, I’m ready for it.When you go into business, you have to know: there will be trouble. The best you can do is be ready for the worst. It’s something that you will meet with, and chances are you’ll be thankful at least once that you spent the time and resources you invested in backup.Making profitThere are many ways to make a profit.
If this side of business is neglected, then it fails. You always have to get the maximum you can out of business: this is important.The three previous points do not abolish the fact that if I want to live, I have to earn money.
The more money I get from less effort, the better – this is why making decisions to e as profitable as possible is vital to my success.Being on good terms with as many people as possibleIn the world of business, personal connections are often more valid and valuable than any work you do. My work – since it’s good – speaks for itself.
But it’s always good to have the ear of someone important so that its voice does not fall on deaf ears.Being on good terms with people isn’t as important as all previous points – you can succeed and have a lot of enemies. But having a lot of friends is better: you have people who do your work for you, you have people who will help you through, cover you in need, and all that.Note: This table format varies from APA standards in conformity with guidance contained in the preface to the APA Publication Manual, 5th edition.
Following the APA guideline that style alternatives are sometimes necessary, the spacing of the table should be single rather than double for efficiency in assembly, delivery, and grading of the worksheet.;Running Head: ETHICAL FILTER WORKSHEET;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Ethical Filter WorksheetYour Name HereUniversity of Phoenix;ValuePersonal Sourcewith ExamplesJustify the Value’s Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions.Note: This table format varies from APA standards in conformity with guidance contained in the preface to the APA Publication Manual, 5th edition. Following the APA guideline that style alternatives are sometimes necessary, the spacing of the table should be single rather than double for efficiency in assembly, delivery, and grading of the worksheet.References[Triple click anywhere in this sentence to enter your first reference.];