Typically,the thought process employed to derive various decisions whetherpersonal or organizational should be rational at all times.Professionals are trained to maintain their personal preferences andinterests separate from their organizational responsibilities.Unfortunately, instances arise where a person is in a dilemma and ina complicated situation such that separating personal instincts fromprofessional ones becomes a problem. In such cases, an individualshould know how to distinguish the two, because the integrity of aperson and the needs of an organization should be upheld.
Theappropriate way to address issues of conflict is by eliminatingdesire and emotions while making decisions for an organization.Another means is by trying to seek external opinion to counter thedecision one is making. According to Ferrell & Fraedrich (2015),while making decisions, one should refrain from such things as giftsor any form of economic benefit which is of significant value fromany individual. However, the gifts may be acceptable if they enhancean individual`s professional skills and knowledge, or if they do notlower the autonomy or dignity of a profession.
Someof the personal values that I consider being most important whilemaking decisions include good attitude, having vision and integrity,being initiative, fairness to all, exercising dialogue adapting toother people`s suggestions (Ferrell & Fraedrich, 2015).Additionally, some of the ethical standards that I would apply may belike acting with integrity, treating other people with respect duringthe decision-making, honoring responsibilities and also promote trustin the profession.
Intuitionis the contrasts rational decision making. An example that I observedof a person trusting and following his intuition was when VioletJones who was a supervisor in a food restaurant began noticing thattaco shells were missing. She applied patterns of behaviors, bodylanguage, and cues as she had successfully used them before. Thesupervisor relied on her intuition to identify the culprit. Shenoticed that the new employee was avoiding her and more worstavoiding eye contact. She had a gut feeling that the person waseating the shells while at the stalls. The worker claimed to havegone for a shower, only to spend several hours. Violet used herintuition and identified the thief.
Theconflict can cast doubt on one`s integrity in addition to having adamaging effect on the organization as a whole. In general, greatdecision makers in organizations can switch between intuition andanalytical decision making. Having good personal values andappropriate ethical standards can make one excel in making rightfuldecisions.
Ferrell,O. C., & Fraedrich, J. (2015). Businessethics: Ethical decision making & cases.Scarborough: Nelson Education.