Values and Ethics

Values and Ethics: Personal and Business
Betty Earl
PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics
Instructor: Kurt Siklar
November 14, 2011

Values and Ethics: Personal and Business
The differences between values and ethics are defined by as follows: “Values are beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment. Ethics are a set of principles of right conduct.” It is the opinion of this author that as an individual you cannot have either values or ethics, but must possess both. This paper will explore Betty Earl’s personal values and ethics and those of her employer, DENSO Manufacturing of Arkansas (DMAR). An attempt to answer the question whether a person’s personal values and ethics and those of business align or if there are apparent differences will be identified. In the event that weaknesses are recognized a plan on how to change these weaknesses will be presented.
Mission and Vision Statements
Mission Statements
“A personal mission statement provides clarity and gives you a sense of purpose. It defines who you are and how you will live” (Anonymous, 2011, para. 1). The personal mission statement of Betty Earl is, “To live each day being the best person I can be with honesty and integrity. To always be aware and sensitive to the needs of others and make a difference wherever I can.” I can say, without exception, that this is the way I attempt to live each of my days and how I react with those I come in contact with.
“The mission statement articulates the company's purpose both for those in the organization and for the public” (Ward, 2011, para. 1).   DMAR’s mission statement is, “Contributing to a better world by creating value together with a vision for the future” (DENSO Global, 2011). According to the definition I believe that DMAR’s mission statement fits the above definition. In addition, DMAR puts their volunteerism, money, and support into their mission statement. On a local level DMAR, and their...