Professional Vales and Ethics

With the rise in job loses and increasing unemployment, it is turning out to be indispensable to find a suitable career that provides promotional growth as well as careers that employ leaders who properly integrate values and ethics in their positions. Values and ethics are essential to any organization; those functioning in leadership positions are no exception. When a person states values and ethics the terms are both significant and wide-ranging, and individuals must focus on the professional viewpoints pertinent in career success. Defining the terms values and ethics is the first topic in this discussion; second, three sources of professional values and ethics will be identified; and third, we will provide two specific examples of how professional values and ethics can impact career success.
Values as actions are important to or valued by someone.
Values as explained by Syque (2010) “is a confusing word that often gets confused with ‘value’ as in the value you get from buying a cheap, but well-built house. Values are, in fact, powerful drivers of how we think and behave [sic]” (p. 1). Values are furthermore, defined as those factors considered imperative to or valued by a person. An individual person can have values as well as an organization. According to Values and Ethics (2010) “one place where values are crucial is in relation to vision.” For example, “one of the imperatives for organizational vision is that it must be based on and consistent with the organization's core values” (p. 1). From an organizational standpoint, values include integrity, teamwork, stewardship, professionalism, and caring. These aspects of value are so important, they are included in most organization vision statements or core value statements.
Ethics, on the other hand, is a form of values, which surrounds morals, and living a good life. In addition, ethics is more complex than the common perception of doing what is right and not doing what is wrong. Velasquez, Andre, Shanks,...