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Unformatted text preview: Topic Print View Page 1 of 29 Week 3: Personality and Values - Discussion Your Personality and Values (graded) Values may be self-governing, but they do change with time. The link among personality, values, and work ethics is difficult to decipher. Your basic makeup is with you in every situation, especially in your organization. Have your values changed as you have matured, or have they stayed the same? Do you have different values than your parents or siblings do? How do values affect the cohesiveness of the workplace? Responses Response Author Your Values; My Values Professor Binkley-Webb Date/Time 11/9/2013 7:13:58 PM Have your values remained the same over the years or have they changed? There is often interaction with personality, values and work ethics that is difficult to understand at times. Do you share values with your parents and siblings? Do you believe that values impact cohesiveness in the workplace. Do you have different values than your parents or siblings do? How do values affect the cohesiveness of the workplace? RE: Your Values; My Values Aaron Hendershot 11/11/2013 8:49:46 AM In my opinion everyones values change and evolve over time. I am certain that mine sure have. I have some very similar values as my parents but at the same time some of our values deffinitely differ from eachother. I surely do not have the same values as my only sister, im not sure where hers ran off to. But i would definitely agree that sharing values would greatly strengthen the cohesiveness in the work place. A house divided will surely fall. So it is best to find a group of like valued personnel to try to ensure longevity. RE: Your Values; My Values Michelle Guthrie 11/11/2013 5:28:08 PM I share most of the same values as my parents and siblings. However as my siblings and I grew older and had different experiences some of our values changed. This growth also effected the values I shared with my parents. The core values may be the same but the way I would like to achieve them may be different. For example, my husband and I have a more permissive approach with the way we raise our kids because our parents were very strict. As far as values in the workplace... Like Aaron I believe the more employees with similar values the more cohesive the atmosphere. A positive cohesive work environment should increase productivity and teamwork. I think companies try to achieve cohesiveness with employees, investors, and consumers by creating mission statements. RE: Your Values; My Values Ryan Frost 11/14/2013 8:37:28 PM I agree that most of our values change as we get older. A specially in parenting. I to have changed in my parenting style. My first child I worked all the time and barely seen her but (NEXT(4bf1033f42))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/T... 11/25/2013 Topic Print View Page 2 of 29 with my second child I have not worked so much. With my first I has seen that I was more strict on her vs my son which is my second child. My parents where strict on me and worked all the time and I realized that is not the life that I want my kids to live. With the mission statements, Michelle you said "I think companies try to achieve cohesiveness with employees, investors, and consumers by creating mission statements" Can you emphasis on that because I believe most companies already have or had a mission statement in the start of the company. Can you give some examples of your statement please? RE: Your Values; Lori Kugler My Values 11/17/2013 4:10:37 PM Ryan, parenting style is something I have seen change over a person's lifetime and with the different experiences they go through. I have a three year old son and he is currently an only child. However, I have realized how much my beliefs have morphed and changed just by becoming a parent. I used to believe a screaming child was a reflection of the terrible parenting a person did, however, I have now learned that a child cannot yet express themselves when they are upset or not happy with a decision and therefor act out or scream to show their distaste. I always thought I would be the lenient parent and be too nice or not punish my child as some other parents are. Since I have had my son, I have found a balance between my previous thoughts about parenting and how others are parenting their children. I have taken on the idea that I will learn as I go and that I will never be a perfect parent, nor will I have a perfect child. But we will both be happy and always know we have a family behind us in everything we do. Has anyone else changed their parenting styles or ideas on parenting over the years? RE: Your Values; My Values Lori Kugler 11/13/2013 9:50:41 PM Aaron, I like your reference "A house divided will surely fall". There will always be some disagreements within a workplace but it is how these are handled that can make or break the team and company. Similar values, such as being customer oriented or trusting your co-workers, make a difference in how a team functions. A diverse team can bring about great ideas and different points of view which can keep a company running smoothly. But if you do not hold similar values or do not hold any values in common, your team and company will eventually fail. RE: Your Values; My Values Dan Hebert 11/13/2013 10:57:00 PM You make a good point that I never thought about until now. When you are growing up finding friends you gain them through school, sports, neighbors etc. When you get older , the friends that you keep, (NEXT(4bf1033f42))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/T... 11/25/2013 Topic Print View Page 3 of 29 the close ones stay around because they most likely share the same values as you do. Thanks as I never looked at it like that before. RE: Your Values; My Values Lori Kugler 11/17/2013 4:12:43 PM Dan, I never thought that way about my friends either. However, I now see how the friends I have kept share the same ideals as I do. Even the friends I am just meeting and spending time with tend to share similar values with me. I think that is something we all connect on whether it is consciously or subconsciously. RE: Your Values; My Values Patrick Oneal 11/11/2013 10:15:26 AM Values such as honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic motivate employees to do their best. Individuals who believe in what they are doing and take pride in their work will make significant contributions to a business. When workers feel their actions contribute to the greater good, they are more willing to put forth the effort required to reach goals without complaints or dissension. According to a paper published by Sigma Assessment Systems, motivated employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs, leading to less turnover. Less turnover leads to less disruption. RE: Your Values; My Values Lori Kugler 11/13/2013 9:57:54 PM Patrick, I agree with your reference to motivated employees being more satisfied with their jobs and creating less turn-over within a company. I work for a company that holds many events for its employees company wide throughout the year, has many committees devoted to diversity and employee satisfaction, and holds events to allow employees to bond with one another and be more comfortable within their roles. We spend more time at work then we do at home or at any other location. If an employee is unhappy at work, it could lead to having a less than satisfactory home or school life. Turn-over is a problem within companies. There are a lot of competitive positions available within many different companies and an employer must use any resource possible to retain its employees. It is more cost effective for an employer to retain an employee than to take the time to train and vet a new hire. Are there any benefits that a company could offer that would entice employees to stay as well as bring new employees into a company? RE: Your Values; My Values Joan Johnson 11/14/2013 7:49:44 PM I agree, Lori, that it is important for companies to try to retain employees because it is more cost effective than training new ones. It sounds like the company you work for has a (NEXT(4bf1033f42))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/T... 11/25/2013 Topic Print View Page 4 of 29 lot going for it. I know when I am considering a position, I look for a cohesive work environment, good benefits, and good leadership. Some companies offer many other great perks, such as daycare, break areas with things to do to relieve stress, activities outside of work to build relationships, and other things. These companies are highly sought after because they show their appreciation for their employees. RE: Your Values; My Values Dan Hebert 11/13/2013 10:50:27 PM You make some great points about workers in general feel valued. Having their opinions and ideas used or incorporated will make that person feel more valued and in return will help to keep their own set of values in tact. Honesty, good work ethic, or to simply do their best. RE: Your Values; My Values John Forames 11/14/2013 6:47:31 PM We had someone leave the office just a few weeks ago and my co-workers are all never because of who they may hire. So now my office is trying to turn the coroner and keep it employees by offering incentives to stay. In my opinion most of the employees are waiting to see who they hire before making an commitments to the office. The next few weeks should be interesting. RE: Your Values; My Values Regenia Wood 11/11/2013 7:54:39 PM My Values have changed over my life as being an adult. I have went through a few really bad relationships, so I decided that my kids would never be treated that way be anyone or will I any more. I used to be a follower when I was younger now I am more of a leader. My do shared some of the same values that my parents do but not all. I do not share the same values as my only sister, we are totally different people. Yes I do believe that values can impact the cohesiveness of a workplace. When you have a job you need to respect other co-workers, be honest and reliable. RE: Your Values; My Values Lauren Harrison 11/12/2013 5:51:56 PM I think that values change over time. With more life experiences your values change and evolve. My values are similar to my parents and my sister. I think that if families are close then their values and beliefs are similar. RE: Your Values; My Values Professor Binkley-Webb 11/17/2013 4:07:16 PM Hi Lauren, If your values are similar to your parents and your sister, in what ways have your values changed over time? RE: Your Values; My Values Lori Kugler 11/17/2013 4:15:52 PM (NEXT(4bf1033f42))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/T... 11/25/2013 Topic Print View Page 5 of 29 Lauren, you do make a great point that close families will share similar values. However, i think a family can still be close while allowing members to have other values that are not the same as theirs. Base values such as religious values may remain the same in families, however, parenting styles may be different. Our views on technology or how and when to spend time with families or friends may be different. But it does not mean members of the family are not close. Are there values that your family members hold that you do not agree with? RE: Your Values; My Values Neal Taitano 11/12/2013 11:02:49 PM My values have changed dramatically since the birth of my children. Before than I was more of a "me" person. My first reaction to any situation was to find out how it affects me. Since the birth of my first child, I looked at things as how it affects him or my wife. I find that I think more from other's point of view because of this. When dealing with coworkers, I tend to listen to their opinions more and take in to consideration their feelings whenever we have disagreements. That was not always the case before I had children. My brother does not have this same attitude. Maybe it is because he does not have a child to care for and can be more selfish. RE: Your Values; My Values Neal Taitano 11/14/2013 1:35:36 AM As far as values in the workplace, I believe as long as coworkers share the same values there will be cohesion. The company usually stresses their values (i.e. integrity, quality, customer satisfaction) during employee orientation and meetings. RE: Your Values; My Values Ideleen Keiser 11/13/2013 11:04:55 AM Our values change as we grow and gain more experiences. Also, as the values change are way of life or style of living also changes. Our friends, family, and coworkers contribute to the environment we live in and are the reasons our values would change. I do share some values with my parents. However, my siblings have grown and changed therefore we do not view things the same any longer. I strongly believe that values impact a cohesiveness in the workplace. The more values shared by employees create a stronger workplace. RE: Your Values; My Values Jonathon Arnold 11/13/2013 3:16:57 PM My values have changed slightly over time, with the more I learn, and the older I get, I have tweaked my values one way or another. Most of my working values came from my father, from both watching his actions and listening to his words. He taught me I could be anything I wanted as long as I work hard to achieve my goals. As time has gone by though, we now disagree about everything. He grew one way, and I grew another. Values affect workplace cohesiveness because different people have different values and sometimes these values clash. Individualists and traditionalists have different needs that require the use of different tools in order to build relationships. (NEXT(4bf1033f42))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/T... 11/25/2013 Topic Print View RE: Your Values; My Values Page 6 of 29 Jason Kellam 11/13/2013 5:06:11 PM I feel that the root of my values over the years have not changed. My work ethic is one value of mine that has not really changed over the years. I believe that the values and opinions that I share with others has changed over the years. As I have become more mature, I try to be more honest with my opinion when asked instead of tailoring it to what I think others want to hear. I believe that I share a lot of values with my father but disagree with almost just as many at the same time. RE: Your Values; My Values Tiana Dias 11/13/2013 5:19:21 PM I share most of the same values with my parents, however their are some differences. In my opinion, those differences are present in all people. We each have a different life. Upbringing is not the only thing that shapes who you are. Events in your life, education, where you live, who you are friends with, all of these can influence your values, outlook an goals in life. A might retain their "core values" throughout life but they will be modified to fit the needs and environment of that person. I know that my values have changed or been modified as I have also changed and grown. At their core, the big ones are still the same but how I interpret them might be different than, say, 10 years ago. RE: Your Values; My Values Taylor Dahlberg 11/13/2013 7:14:50 PM my values have definitely changed over time. the more I learn, mature, and set different goals for myself to accomplish the more my values change. I think back to what they were only just a few years ago and I must say I am very glad that they have changed with my growth. I would say that I share some, but not all the same values as my parents. I think its mainly because my parents have grown and changed over time as well. for example, I had a very different upbringing than my younger brother. my mother was a young mom with me and so we did things a lot differently than the way they do with my brother. I never went without, but my brother does live a much more privileged life due to my mothers success over the years since I was a child. therefor our values, my brother and I, have different values. RE: Your Values; My Values Evan Pelser 11/13/2013 7:29:53 PM My father, brother, sister and I definitely share the same values and there really has not been any change in those values. As far as work I can say that the values of my fellow workers do affect the cohesiveness of the workplace. I have a strong value that properly understanding and answering a member’s email inquiry. However, many of my fellow co-workers may say that they have the same value but I can see that the do not based on their responses they give. My fellow co-workers value their bonus over anything else and aim to produce a high number of emails answered instead of properly understanding and answering a member’s email inquiry. For example, voices a complaint that their order is taking too long to be shipped and wants to know why there is a delay. When the representative receives the email the order was already shipped and their email only indicates that the order is shipped. This causes the member to write an even angrier email saying that their complaint and why their order was delayed was not addressed. I have to then apologize not just for the delay but for the previous representative not addressing all concerns and questions in the previous email. What makes it worse is that our management values the high amount of emails these people produce and look at me as to why my email volume is low. I keep stating that they need to look at the high volume people and really delve into their quality more than what is graded by the quality team. They do not seem to understand that even if the quality team doesn’t catch any issues there is a bigger issue and this is why our team has issues of cohesiveness of being on the same page. They basically let these high volume people get away with so much incorrect information and improperly non-fully answered emails it actually produces a higher volume than what is needed and causes us that have a high value of properly addressing an email to produce a lower amount as we have to apologize and research in more detail to properly address the member’s concern. (NEXT(4bf1033f42))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/T... 11/25/2013 Topic Print View Page 7 of 29 My Values John Forames 11/11/2013 10:59:27 AM Yes my values have changed over time because of life experiences. I spent four years in the Marines; I would say that changed my outlook on life. My basic values are the same as my family compassion, work ethic and honor. If co-workers share the same values its easier for them to get along and work as a team. That was one of the major goals in basic training to get the Marines to work together. Where I work we try to get together once a month outside of work so we can build comradery to develop relationships outside of work. RE: My Values Professor Binkley-Webb 11/11/2013 6:41:53 PM Hi John, You wrote: "Yes my values have changed over time because of life experiences. I spent four years in the Marines; I would say that changed my outlook on life. My basic values are the same as my family compassion, work ethic and honor. " Please provide an example of how your values have changed but are the same basic values shared by your family. did you at one time not share the values listed? RE: My Values John Forames 11/13/2013 7:54:49 PM Professor, Values of mine that have changed over time would be confidence and work ethics. Before going into the Marines my parents tried to teach me to be confident and to work hard. Going through Marines Corp boot camp was an accomplishment and gave me confidence by becoming a Marines. I shared the same values but, it was reinforced by the Marines. RE: My Values Professor Binkley-Webb 11/13/2013 10:18:26 PM Hi John, Thank you for expanding on your response. I believe that this happens with a lot of people. It is fairly common for other life experiences to reinforced our initial values. RE: My Values Joan Johnson 11/14/2013 7:41:56 PM I can imagine that serving in the military would change your perspective. The Marines are very team oriented. I can see how your confidence would be increased. It is an achievement to succeed as a Marine. It is great that the people where you work get together outside of work to build relationships. It...
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