Fadi Anadri, Betrina Hood, Schercitha Miller, Samantha Redfearn
July 21, 2010
Value Alignment for Wal-Mart
An individual’s personal values depict what is important in his or her life, and such values often determine his or her behavior. Furthermore, values are an enlightenment of why people act or react the way they do, based on their personal beliefs. The combined values of an individual and organization must be compatible to produce a successful relationship and work in harmony. Wal-Mart’s values have been in place for 40 years. The company holds dear to three golden values, which are: 1) showing respect to all individuals, 2) providing exquisite service to …show more content…
Samantha’s kind and loving approach to each child’s situation makes him or her feel wanted, and creates a positive learning environment. By treating that child with respect, Samantha gains respect in return. The mutual respect between the two of them allows the child to trust Samantha; therefore, allotting her a window to assess the child’s needs, and nurture his or her diverse learning capabilities. Samantha can further act out her personal values in the workplace by using open-minded communication with her coworkers to maintain a safe and orderly environment that promotes learning.
Wal-Mart’s stated values versus Wal-Mart’s plans and actions
Betrina and Schercitha’s employers share some basic values with those of Wal-Mart. Their employers value the respect of coworkers, diversity, inclusion, providing exceptional customer service, and offering a variety of quality products for a reasonable price. Wal-Mart focuses on being a diverse organization, providing excellent customer service, and providing a variety of good quality products for a reasonable price as well. These organizations also share the valued act of volunteering in the community. The main focus of these organizations is to make their customers happy, so they continue to come