Personal Essay: The Role Of Personal Ethics In The Workplace

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Who I once admired, I helped fire, and I stood by my own personal values, and what I think is professional conduct. It was not for myself, but the wellbeing of others, and the betterment of everyone directly, and indirectly involved. It was not something I was happy about, or even proud of being apart of, but my unwillingness to allow anyone to abuse their power over another, I just cannot stand by, or watch. As a professional, we must be aware of how we conduct ourselves, and to whom we present ourselves to, and in a professional manor. We must not be misleading, or abuse the power we are given, or allow room for this kind of misinterpretation. The consequences to our unprofessional actions, attitudes and behaviours is permeant termination, …show more content…
In fact, it is one big tell about how you will work with others, and it is also an open window to your nonworking habits and lifestyle. They can outshine your overall appearance, and leave a lasting first impression to those around you. You must be self-aware of the attitudes and behaviours you present, for they will, and can misrepresent who you are, and mislead others questioning your competence as a professional. Being aware of your overall perception that you rely to others will determine your own professionalism and how others will perceive you. Your attitude will direct the grade of your work, and directly affect your performance and your expectations of others. Reflecting a positive, professional attitude is crucial, it not only shows your employer, coworkers, and clients that you take your job seriously, but it creates a more productive, pleasant work environment, and encourages others to reflect the same attitude. As a disability support worker, your attitude will directly affect those you interact with, and their overall health and wellbeing will be the determining factor of the attitudes you …show more content…
While we combine both, professional and personal values, there is a line you do not cross in our professional culture, and personal values. When combining both, we risk bringing in our own personal feelings, verses what is expected of us as a DSW, in the professional culture. Professionally we must conduct ourselves in an unbiased manner, leaving our personal thoughts and opinions, and what we believe to be true, at the door. But do you really have to? While it is essential to have a personal value system, for it is how we identify ourselves within our families, culture, community and in the work place. It however, can create conflict within our professional careers and compromise our personal values. So how do we combine them both? Your values define your moral code, attitudes and behaviours, they influence your spirituality, family values, and how we value our careers, and how we see ourselves professionally. So, we comprise what is expected as a valued professional and DSW, while keeping what we value the most as a formal guideline of what we will not compromise, and what we will stand up for. With the practice of the professional code of ethics and our value system, hand in hand, we bring forth compassion, empathy, self-awareness, professional and personal growth, while maintaining boundaries and our own

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