Distinctive features of the Giving Voice to Values Curriculum include:
1. A focus on positive examples of times when folks have found ways to voice, and thereby
implement, their values in the workplace;
2. An emphasis on the importance of finding an align
Reasons and Rationalizations
When we encounter values conflicts in the workplace, we often face barriers that appear in the
form of reasons and rationalizations for pursuing a particular course of action that can confound
our best attempts to fulfill our
GIVING VOICE TO VALUES: BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Most of us want to bring our whole selves to work. Yet, experience and research demonstrate
that many of us will encounter values conflicts in our careers, when the way we want to live and
the things we want to a
In order to develop this ability, we want to consider the challenging situation carefully and answer
the following questions:
What are the main arguments you are trying to counter? What are the reasons and
rationalizations you need to address?
Whats at st
We can also consider the kinds of argument or rationalization that we often encounter in values
conflicts. Some of the most common arguments include:
Expected or Standard Practice: Everyone does this, so its really standard practice. Its even
What are values?
: Core beliefs that guide and motivate attitudes and actions
Why our values need a voice?
: Reasons for doing good are often based on our values, rules and precepts. Reasons for
doing less than ethical are related to more immediate circum
Giving Voice To Values
What should you say to whom, when and how?
1. What are the main arguments you are trying to counter? What are the
reasons and rationalizations you need to address?
2. What is at stake for the key parties (including those who disagre