Personal Case Studies

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The paper will answer the question as well as defining some personal work value and the development of those values. Today's organizational setting also requires people to understand the impact of values and performances in the workplace. Likewise, the adulthood transition will focus on Daniel Levinson Early Adult Transition period and Barbara Barron-Tieger's Personality Typing.


The focal point of this case study is on the next stage of Joseph's adulthood development as it relates to roles and choices for his future. Levinson believes that it is during this time the young person dreams of his future success, family life and status. Levinson also believes that the present of a mentor or older teacher is a great influence in guiding the person through the obstacles in their career paths (Levine, 1987 pp.7-19). Reflecting on this model, Joseph's middle adult stage (50-65) which will shift from one era will require a massive development step and require transitional period for several years.

Reflecting on the personal characteristics of Tieger and Baron (1993), they state that, "People should understand how their personal characteristics play an important role in influencing their ethical behavior." Among the many personal traits people are likely to posses is individual competiveness. Individual competiveness is described as the personal desire to outperform counterparts. In general, people possessing high levels competitiveness are likely to be vulnerable to ethically questionable decisions. In Joseph's experience as former project manager in an Advertising Agency, he has witnessed some of his colleagues trying to take over each other's accounts. For example, offering some his coworkers' clients' better advertising price packaging using their relationship with the top management.

In Joseph's opinion, these acts not only harm the image of the people in question but their effects extend to damage the whole organization's image. Such actions...