Individual Ethical Perspective

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INDIVIDUAL ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE In an attempt to obtain a clearer awareness of my own ethical perspectives, I completed the Ethics Awareness Inventory. This inventory presented me with several questions into what I valued most and least as moral values. In addition, the inventory presented two sample situations involving ethical considerations from a management per-spective in a work environment. Through taking this inventory, I was able to gain an insight into how my values and perceptions could shape my actions and the impact of those actions in future circum-stances. This insight will allow me the benefit of choosing which ethical perspective best suits the individual situations as they present themselves and provides me with opportuni-ties to ask more key questions to serve the situations in a manner that is more true to my own ethical standards. These new tools will allow me to interact with peers and higher leadership in a more effective manner when it comes to ethical considerations and stands. Even though this survey gave me great insight into my own core beliefs, it also gave me an understanding of how other people may approach circumstances. This will be very beneficial when it comes to influencing any organization or social group's policies so that everyone is served in the best possible way. This paper will document the results of my participation in the ethical awareness inquiry and clarify which of the four main perspectives apply best to my moral beliefs. Then, each of the four ethical perspectives will be explained in order to provide you, the reader, with an understanding of how these differing perspectives shape individual ethical decisions and potential ethical dilemmas. To finalize the inquiry, potential et... ... middle of paper ... ...actions. Then it no longer seems like the right answer. It seems as though it is just a better or worse an-swer to the ethical consideration. Summary To sum up, I believe as with anything in life, education, growth and development are the keys to making and ethical decision. People may take on several different per-spectives throughout their lives. Sometimes the perspective changes based on their reac-tions to differing circumstances or groups. Other times, these perspectives can change over time as people develop. It is also my belief that people who are rigid in their ethical decisions are not mak-ing a true ethical decision after all. Instead they are just passing judgments on others and typically being righteous or domineering. This in my opinion is not ethical behavior and does not provide what is needed by society for everyone to be empowered and satisfied.

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