Impact of Values on Decision Making Narrative Essay by Statgirl

Impact of Values on Decision Making
A review of the writer's personal experiences with regard to the effect of ethics and organizational and cultural values on decision making.
# 111861 | 939 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 02, 2009 in Ethics (General)

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The paper notes that fundamental to one's personal and professional success is the ability to make decisions based on their impact on others. The paper, in discussing the writer's personal experience, comments that through concepts like company mission statements and professional codes of ethics, our culture, profession, and family teach us how to behave in the world and that only through adherence to these rules of conduct can one make ethically sound decisions. The paper discusses how through this method of decision making one may convey one's own values and ethics for others to follow.

From the Paper:

"He was also not keen about having to decipher the broken, accented English spoken by some of our foreign employees. My initial inclination was to deliver a first class "tongue lashing" followed by swift termination of his employment. As I often do, I decided to mull my decision overnight. I opted for sensitivity training, probationary employment at the hands of a male Director of Human Resources, and close daily guidance by me on traditionally non "pink-collar" work. "Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people's suffering" . Through my consideration for and guidance of the employee, he gained respect for my ethics and skills. He has since successfully worked within mixed gender and culturally mixed work teams."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gensler, H.J. (1996). A short essay on the golden rule. Retrieved June 15, 2005, from
  • Robinson, B.A. (2005). Shared Belief in the "Golden Rule" Ethics of Reciprocity. Retrieved June 15, 2005, from
  • Craig, H.K. (2004). Honesty and Ethics are Profit Centers. Newton: Dec 2004. Vol. 51, Iss. 12; p. 38

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