Identifying Your Values with Kudler Fine Foods

Identifying Your Values And
How Your Values Align With
The Values of Kudler Fine Foods
Janelle Margery H. Azurin
University of Phoenix

Values as defined by Heathfield (2010), “are traits or qualities that are considered worthwhile; they represent your highest priorities and deeply held driving forces.”   Values are everything that has happened in an individual’s life that includes influences from family, friends, peers, work experience, education, reading, religious affiliation and more.  
As an individual, we have different set of values based on what we have learned or experienced in our lives.   One person may have the same experience as the other individual but the way they perceive or handle a certain situation; values affect their decision making.   An example of this would be, an employee who asks for and emergency leave because his/her relative is dying.   A manager who values his/her commitment to the company rather than his concern for his/her family would definitely decline the request of his/her employee because they have different set of values.  
There are many listed values; examples of there are credibility, honesty, innovativeness, teamwork, excellence, accountability, empowerment, quality, efficiency, dignity, collaboration, stewardship, empathy, accomplishment, courage, wisdom, independence, security, and challenge.   One must choose their own set of values based on what they believe in and that will define their character.   Then live and apply them visibly at home or at work.   According to Heathfield (2010), “living your values is one of the most powerful tools available to you to help you be the person you want to be, to help you accomplish your goals and dreams, and to help you lead and influence others.”
I value many things in life, family, friends, work, trust, commitment, honesty, efficiency, respect, loyalty, acceptance, and love.   If I were a manager at Kudler Fine Foods, this set of values will help me deal with customers and...