values and ethical behavior in asian countriesPresentation Transcript
Values And Ethical Behavior In Asian Countries Presented By : Abdul Basit Sultani Nafees Ahmed Shah Faisal (MBA 4 th )
“ The value of a human being lies not in the truths he reaches, or in the noble thoughts he adopts. The worth of a man is rather in believing deeply in his noble thoughts so that they are impersonated in his character as well as in his deeds, and are revealed in his outward life as well as in his inner being.” Imam Ghazali (R.A)
What is a value?
Values are what we, as a profession, judge to be right. They are more than words-they are the moral, ethical, and professional attributes of character .
Values are the embodiment of what an organization stands for, and should be the basis for the behavior of its members.
Values can be defined as those things that are important to or valued by someone. That someone can be an individual or, collectively, an organization. One place where values are important is in relation to vision.
IMPORTANCE OF VALUES
Values are traits or qualities that are considered worthwhile; they represent an individual’s highest priorities and deeply held driving forces
Key leadership with appropriate values establishes the moral compass that guides the organization through the complexities of what is right and wrong.
Values provide the basis for judgment about what is important for the organization to succeed in its core business.
Hypocrite – One who subscribes to one set of values, and does another.
Life of purpose
Meaning and direction
Immaturity - One who has not identified his values.
Where do we get values?
time-period in which you were raised (70’s anti-establishment, peace, individuality. 80’s money, prestige. 90’s earth, green peace, health and fitness), etc.
Code of moral principles.
Set standards of “good” and “bad” as opposed to “right” and “wrong.”
Ethical behavior is the standards that you hold for yourself of the attributes of honesty, responsibility, and how you treat others in all facets of your life.
The same standards are applicable to whatever position you hold in organization, in your community, and even behind your own doors where only you know what you do.
Ethical behavior is applying these standards even when it is inconvenient to do so.
INDIAN VALUES, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS
Cooperation: Cooperation is highly valued. The value placed on cooperation is strongly rooted in the past, when cooperation was necessary for the survival of family and group. Group Harmony : Most Indians have a low ego level and strive for anonymity. They stress the importance of personal orientation (social harmony) rather than task orientation. The needs of the group are considered over those of the individual. Modesty : The value of modesty is emphasized. Even when one does well and achieves something, one must remain modest. Boasting and loud behavior that attract attention to oneself are discouraged. Modesty regarding one’s physical body is also common among most Indians. Generosity: Generosity and sharing are greatly valued. Most Indians freely exchange property and food. The respected person is not one with large savings, but rather one who gives generously. Individual ownership of material property exists but is sublimated. Avarice is strongly discouraged
Pakistan VALUES, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS
Traditional family values are known every where in this multicultural environment. The rural areas of Pakistan are still dominated by their own tribal customs dating back hundreds of years. UNIQUENESS: Pakistani Culture is very unique in terms of its social and ethical values. These values are something which are given due importance. This culture revolves around the religion of Islam which teaches equality among every human being that exists on this planet. Diversity: Pakistan’s culture is very diverse. It has been invaded by many different people belonging to different races.
Chinese VALUES, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS
Traditional and modern Chinese Life full of mystery as it can be difficult to understand. Chinese lived quite differently from other cultures in the past. Even today people find that the Chinese, both in China and abroad, are still distinct and separate. They want to fulfill their own potential - like opting out of the catering business. And, stripped of their traditional position, deprived of respect, abandoned and isolated.