My Five Core Values Of Responsibility And Dilemmas

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Throughout the course the material presented has made professional responsibility a key concept that I think about everyday. A firm understanding of professional responsibility allows students to make ethical decisions when faced with dilemmas. This has been the focus of module one and two with three allowing us to connect these ideas to a larger societal picture.
To begin, my five core values are family, ambition, accountability, integrity, and commitment. These values are the most important to me because they all translate to being professionally responsible and are all positive values that will translate to long and short term success within job shadow, internship, post graduation career opportunities. In addition, these values are important
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It Is an essential concept throughout this course because understanding the concept will ensure students make the best decisions because one decision can negatively set back your professional career, brand, and your colleagues. For instance, the Wells Fargo scandal is negatively affecting Wells Fargo’s brand, leading to the dismissal of several employees including the CEO. Although, the situations may not appear to be minor, this will follow those employees for the rest of their careers, making future employers reconsider hiring them. If these employees considered their core values before making a decision they would have made the professionally responsible decision when faced with the dilemma. We examined how using your values to aid your decision making allows you to make a professional responsible decision in the movie presented in class the previous week. The specific scene involves the boss coming in and asking the worker why they had been using the more expensive parts when the cheaper ones work and save the company money, increasing profit. The worker responded by explaining the parts currently being used are more effective and the quality of work the machine gives off is more important than the price spent. This is a professionally responsible response that requires the worker to stay true to his values and utilize the …show more content…
However, the 2MC allowed me to truly understand the importance of professional responsibility. These situations presented me with real life situations that I may or may have encountered already or will encounter. This allows me to become accustomed to asking myself the questions that are essential to making the correct decision when facing dilemmas. In addition, the 2MC allowed me to understand that simple things contribute to being professionally responsible. For example, the 2MC discussing if you would run a stop sign late at night. In this situation you may be in a rush or feel no need to stop, but these reasons do not justify running a stop sign. Sure, no one is looking but professional responsibility relates to things that you do when people are not watching you as well. However, I did not always think this way about professional responsibility. Coming into the semester, I always thought about things in the short term. I would have ran a stop sign at two in the morning and attempted to justify this decision before this class. Now, I would do the opposite because my professional brand and values are important and I understand the decisions I make now affect my brand, and the professional I am working toward

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