Professional Values and Ethics Paper

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Professional Values and Ethics Paper
Rhonda Beron, Andrea De Los Santos,
Emilie Goodman, and LaToya Sims
GEN/200
August 16, 2010
Andrea Lara
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relationship among professional values, ethics, and career success. A person’s personal values and ethics can influence their professional values and ethics in the workplace. Finding the right balance between personal and professional views in the workplace will help foster a successful career. This paper will cover professional values and ethics and how they can influence the success of a career. Also discussed is how professional values and ethics are based on the foundations of personal values, professional and academic
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Fabrication or plagiarism could potentially devalue someone’s hard work and credibility, which is why ethics has been a growing concern in an academic environment.
How professional values and ethics influence career success
When it comes to being successful in a career, an employee needs to have professional values and ethics. Values are considered the standards by which a person lives by. When it comes to professional values a person’s standards will help a person succeed or fail in his or her career. Career success can be based on an individual’s professional values and standards. Individuals create their personal goals to strive with their ambition and dedication to further them to a hirer position.
Ethics are when an individual asks themselves if their decision will have a positive or negative effect. Professional values and ethics go hand-in-hand. Everyone has values and those values are set according to the individual’s ethics and moral standards.
In today’s working world people value honesty and hard work. However, there are times when employees have unprofessional work values and ethics, which causes coworkers to lose their expectations and the individual’s respect and trust. When the employees are open and honest about their

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