Values Essay

Words: 1030
Pages: 5

Pamela Dyer
Southern New Hampshire University
Policy, Law, ethics
Professor S. Butler
February 26, 2015
Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that guide our actions and behavior. They influence the way we interact with others and our thought process. Every day, each one of us makes choices and decisions that directly affect the way we experience each other and the way others experience us. Values, in essence are what motivates us. The values that define me are: caring, compassion, helping others, team work, education, dedication, and results oriented. We all act and make decisions without realizing that these processes are in fact based on our core values. Values are as Burkhardt &
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It got to the point that I was not happy working in an environment that did not support my values and that is when I started searching for a new organization. When searching for my current position, I first read the companies mission and value statement to ensure that the company had similar goals. I agreed with much of their philosophy, especially the following two sentences; “We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life throughout the life cycle by promoting and restoring health, alleviating suffering and caring for the sick and dying in a manner that insures dignity and respect for each person” and “We are dedicated to the belief that each person is a unique individual and, therefore, we need to be sensitive to his/her social, emotional, intellectual, safety and physical needs” (Personal Touch inc. [PTC], n.d.). When being interviewed, I asked many questions and even gave hypothetical situations to ensure that the company did in fact hold those values and it wasn’t just something written down on paper that no one paid attention to. I am fairly new to this company however so far my company has upheld all of what they state in their Mission and Values Statement and I believe that I have made a great choice in aligning myself with this organization.
Prior to my continued education I never held