Personal Value Development Paper

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"A value is a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful. Whether we are consciously aware of them or not, every individual has a core set of personal values." (Posner, R.) Human nature as well as life experience comes into play in further development of values, serving to both reinforce and moderate our value sets. When people are faced with dilemmas about values certain questions will arise, such as what forged the feelings and beliefs. This paper will answer this question as well as defining some personal work values and the development of those values. Today's globalization also requires people to understand different cultural ethics. This will be discussed with reference to the organization's development of cultural ethics. Finally, the paper will cover the impact of values and performances in the workplace.

Personal ValuesPersonal values that individuals hold should be regarded as worthwhile. The values will represent a person's highest priority and the person's driving force.

When a person becomes part of a business they will bring those beliefs and values to the organization. In this environment is where the values will blend with those of other employees and will help to create the family culture of the organization. This organizational culture becomes the personality of the business. The culture is based on the assumptions and beliefs of the management and employees, thus begins the ground work for the work culture. Some of the personal work values of an employee include security, recognition, leadership, independence, and work mastery. Security is a work value because individuals want to be in a job that is not likely to be threatened by the changing economy in the United States. Employees want to believe their job is safe and will not be eliminated during a downsizing of the organization. The general...