Ethics and Values in a Global Setting
March 22, 2010
Ethics and Values in a Global Setting This week we were asked to write a paper examining how we reconcile our personal, professional, and cultural values, and our ethics in a global setting. Personal values are individual beliefs that determine individual decision making. These values are not only inherited from our parents, but we also modify them as we experience different events in life. Personal values affect our attitudes toward people, cultures, and society. Professional values are our attitudes toward work, our conduct at work, how we are rewarded, and expectations of our employers. These values ultimately determine who will work for, how
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Today’s economic conditions around the world are dramatically different than they were even five years ago. No longer is the United States the top economic power in the world. No longer is the dollar the currency everything is based off of. Unemployment is at an all time here and this affects how we are viewed as a country. I can attest to the unemployment firsthand. Five years ago things were dramatically different for me. We had just had our second child and I was working as a manager for one of the biggest mortgage companies in the world. Now I am in the unemployment line along with millions of other Americans. Much like cultural difference, family backgrounds have changed quite a bit since I was younger. It seems as though families attitudes towards things such as interracial dating/marriage, homosexuality, and cultural differences have evolved and families have become more tolerant of them whereas in the past they would not accept such things. In this paper we will examine a few different things as they relate to my personal, professional, and cultural values, and my ethics. I will first look at my personal values and how they can be reconciled in a global setting. Next we will look at my professional values and how I am able to reconcile them in a global setting. Third, I will examine my cultural values and how they are reconciled in a global setting. Last, we will look at my ethics and how they relate to a global setting.