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VALUES AND ETHICS

What are values?
Values are our codes of internal conduct. Values are principles upon which we make our decisions. A belief or feeling that someone or something is worthwhile. Values define what is of worth, what is beneficial, and what is harmful. Values are standards to guide your action, judgments, and attitudes.

Values are the morals and standards of Behavior we set for ourselves and they include such universal concepts as: Truthfulness Honesty Fairness Justice Honor Such Standards of Behavior are essentials for both personal and social survival .

Values establish a relationship between you and the world. Values help you know what to and not to make time for.Direction: Values – Goals – Behavior – Self-value Values give direction and consistency to behavior. Values set the direction for one’s life. .

etc. health and fitness). music. peace. . books. TV. don’t get caught. individuality. families. society. etc. school. 80’s money.  time-period in which you were raised (70’s anti-establishment. church.  culture. green peace.  employers. friends.Where do we get values?          our homes. prestige. 90’s earth.

rocks. but you may test your values from time to time.peers (values because of peers or peers because of values?) Ages 21+ your values are established. TV) Ages 14-20 --.teachers. . Different people and things influence you at different ages: Ages 1-7 --.Your age will greatly influence your values.parents Ages 8-13 --. heroes (sports.

.Values and Behaviors Happiness comes from letting values decide your behavior and goals. Values can change over a life-time as your experiences change your view.

open and honest communication continual learning personal development respect for people . . .Create an organizational culture that – encourages .

Types of Values Moral Aesthetic Intrinsic Extrinsic Universal Group specific values .

Universal Values  Non-violence  Humbleness  Forgiveness Honesty  Patience  Innocence  Peace in society  Respect for life  Not-causing harm to innocence people .

which guides one in making choice . Tell us do’s and don’ts of any action Are concerned with character and conduct of a person Are moral principles or standards Have their source within.Values And Ethics Are an inbuilt mechanism which separates right from wrong.

” .Values And Ethics Relationship  Values  Universal values are absolutes beyond the dimensions of time and space  They flow out of the highest of our own self  Ethics  Ethics is when we reflect this inner excellence in our attitudes decisions and action  “The play of values in the world is ethics.

Effectiveness – Skills – Values – Figure below explains High value Low skill High value High skill Can improve The best Low value Low skill Low value High skill Do not matter much The worst .

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the better composed and integrated our personality is.Remember  Values are universal.we term as “ETHICS”  More our conduct is in consonance with the inner values. race and creed disparities  Our outer-behavior reflects how far we abide by this inner. . cultural. absolute  And beyond the situational.value system  Whatever our conduct ought to be when we are in tune with the inner-source.

which we radiate outwards through our actions and deeds. If the values guiding a particular action are negative the ultimate outcome will be negative only . the results are positive.Remember Our behavior outside is a reflection of our values within. Values guiding an action are positive. .

You fall for anything.“If you stand for nothing.” .

but doing the right things. “ .“It’s not doing things right.