Values and Ehtics Reflection and Evolution

Values and Ethics Evaluation and Reflection
Kati Kraft-Smith
MGT 521
Jim Holst
University of Phoenix

Values and Ethics Evaluation and Reflection
The American feminist Gloria Steinem once said, “The act of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters.” ( Kati Kraft’s philosophy of ethics aligns itself with that of Gloria Steinem, as evaluated by the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Assessment. A closer look at the assessment and Kati’s results will show that her ethical philosophy is mostly character based. A further evaluation of Kati’s ethical philosophy also coincides with that of Kudler Fine Foods, both valuing high quality and integrity.    
The Test:
The Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Self-Assessment test “refers to a series of broad characterizations representing four prominent categories of ethical philosophy.” ( The four ethical philosophies are C-character, O-obligation, R-results, and E-Equality (C.O.R.E). The evaluation is a series of 24 questions giving a value to the C.O.R.E, defining which philosophy one values most, least, or a combination of any of the four ethical perspectives.
One having the ethical philosophy of character (C ), bases ethical perspective on evidences of virtue by looking at one’s character. Traits that are highly valued are integrity, honor, wisdom, and justice. Character based ethical philosophy relies on the individual to make sound moral judgments that may, or may not comply with the standards set in place. The obligation (O) philosophy focuses on what a person ought to do morally. Ethical conduct relies on conscience to determine actions. The individual with this philosophy will look more at the intent behind an action rather than the result of an action. Obligation minded individuals look at the circumstance of a situation, if the action was respectful of human dignity, and committed to...