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Discussion 1 Essay Paper
Discussion 1 Essay Paper
Post by Day 3 a brief analysis of your survey results and how your personal values align with those of a psychologist, specifically an I/O psychologist.
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- Describe if it is necessary to work for an organization or business that has similar values to your own.
- Explain how, if there are conflicts, you propose to resolve those conflicts.
1. In your definition of a “well-run” company, how important are the following?
a.) Provides excellent customer service
b.) Has efficient and flexible operations
c.) Offers high financial return to shareholders
d.) Attracts and retains exceptional people
e.) Creates products or services that benefit society
f.) Adheres to a strong mission
g.) Invests in employee training and professional development
h.) Operates according to its values and a strong code of ethics
i.) Is a stable employer
j.) Provides competitive compensation
k.) Adheres to progressive environmental policies
l.) Produces high-quality products and services
2. Would you add something to the above list that you think is “very important”? If so, what?
cares about the relationship between employees and management
3. Which of the following issues pose the greatest challenges for today’s CEOs and senior executives?
Breakdown in trust between employees and management, Economic downturn, Lack of public trust in business
4. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
a.) Business people are more likely to care about the social responsibilities of companies when the economy is strong.
b.) When a multi-national company is entering a new market in a less-developed country, it? has a responsibility to go above and
beyond business success and contribute to the development of the local community.
c.) When it comes to the environment, all a company has to do is to comply with the law.
d.) Companies should maintain their employees’ job security even if they incur a short-term drop in profit as a result.
e.) Most companies accurately report their earnings and profits.
f.) Corporate reputation is important to me in making my decision about the organization where I want to work.
g.) Managers place too much emphasis on short-term performance measures when making business decisions.
h.) I anticipate that my own values will sometimes conflict with what I am asked to do in business.
5. If you answered the prior statement “4h” with “somewhat agree” or “strongly agree,” please specify which kinds of values
conflicts you expect to face:
Some possible issues to consider:
6. Assume you are engaged in each of the following business activities/practices. How likely do you think it is that values conflicts
a.) Managing personnel in manufacturing facilities/ plants
b.) Outsourcing production operations
c.) Investing in less-developed countries
e.) Financial reporting
f.) Natural resource exploration
g.) Awarding stock options
h.) Setting executive compensations levels
i.) Conducting performance reviews
j.) Interacting with government officials
k.) Raising or borrowing capital
l.) Negotiating with suppliers or customers
7. If you find that your values conflict with those of the company where you work, how likely is it that you will:
a.) Not mind too much
b.) Experience it as stressful
c.) Quietly handle the stress
d.) Look for another job
e.) Speak up about your objections
f.) Advocate alternative values or approaches within the company
g.) Try to get others to join you in addressing your concerns
Not likely at all
8. Think of a few occasions when you encountered a values conflict in your previous work experience. Recall how you handled the
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9. If you placed yourself in the category of “pragmatist,” what can you do to maximize the likelihood that you will act on your ideals?
What competencies will you need?
10. Think of someone you deeply respect. What are the 2 or 3 characteristics you most admire in this person?
integrity and generosity
11. Who are you at your best?
kind and caring
12. Name your 3 or 4 deepest values.
generous, honest, creative
13. What is the one sentence you would like to see in your obituary that captures who you really were in your life?
a caring mother that always put her children first
14. Questions of Purpose: What is your personal purpose for your business career?
Some possible issues to consider:
live a life with integrity and honesty
What impact do you want to have? On whom?
Whom do you want to know you benefited? In what ways?
everyone i meet
What do you want to learn?
How do you define your impact as a/n: auditor, investor, manager, product developer, marketer, senior executive, etc.?
What do you hope to accomplish? What will make your professional life worthwhile?
bringing people together as a whole
How do you want to feel about yourself and your work, both while you are doing it and in the end?
15. Questions of Risk
a.) Are you a risk-taker or risk-averse?
b.) What are the greatest risks you face in your line of work? Are they personal (e.g., livelihood, deportation, legal punishment) or are
they professional (e.g., harm to customers, employees, the firm), or are they societal (e.g., impact on environment, profession, industry, nation)? Discussion 1 Essay Paper
c.) What levels of risk can and can’t you live with?
speaking up for myself not speaking up
16. Questions of Personal Communication Style/Preference:
a.) Do you deal well with conflict or are you non-confrontational? Under what circumstances do you behave in each way?
yes i deal with conflict well not confrontional
b.) Do you prefer communicating in person or in writing?
c.) Do you think best from the gut and in-the-moment or do you need to take time out to reflect and craft your communications?
in the moment
d.) Do you assert your position with statements or do you use questions to communicate?
17. Questions of Loyalty:
a.) Do you tend to feel the greatest loyalty to family; work colleagues; your firm/employer; or to other stakeholders, such as
b.) Under what conditions and given what stakes?
18. Questions of Self-Image:
a.) Do you see yourself as shrewd or naive?
b.) As idealistic or pragmatic?
c.) As a learner or as a teacher?