Using the articles in this week's reading, especially the following:
"What Are Your Values"
"Identifying Your Values"
"Living Your Values" (Part 1)
Do the work and reflection needed to come up with a list of 10 to 12 top values. Prioritize them. When you're done, post your list, together with a discussion of what was hardest/easiest for you in this exercise, anything that surprised you, and anything that you have reconsidered, or intend to reconsider.
Looking at your prioritized values, can you determine the connection between those values and your usual ethical stance? This will require you to consider whether your ethical approach tends to be Utilitarian (consequentialist and teleological), Aristotelian (Virtue Ethics - a slightly different type of teleological approach), Kantian (Deontological - duty, based on the Categorical Imperative), or some other approach. What ethical approach do you tend to take, and how is that demonstrated (or is it demonstrated?) by your list of prioritized values?
Referring to your list of prioritized values, determine which values would be most likely to cause you to have an ethical difficulty in business. Focus on just one, and detail how that value could give rise (or perhaps already has given rise) to an ethical dilemma in your work. How would you resolve any conflict? As ever, tell me how and why.
Learning Activity #2 - "Whistleblowing"
What values come into conflict in a typical "whistle-blowing" case? Explain your answer and use at least 2 of the ethical theories to analyze the case and reach a reasoned ethical judgment. Make sure we know and can follow your ethical reasoning; defend your conclusion.
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.The easiest part for me in this exercise was writing down the initial list of values that matter to me because I did not have to think about how each of the values eclipsed another in terms of importance. The hardest part was eliminating most of the values that I had listed down so that I could end up with a list of only twelve. I had originally written a longer list with about forty values, but as I began to narrow down the list I found that some of the values I had listed were closely related so I could strike some of them off my list and select one that captures what the others represent. For example...