Running Head COLANGELO 1


Ethicsis the well-founded standard for right and wrong that describes whathumans should do. Making organizational decisions should be based onethical principles, because moral standards result in highproductivity and low turnover. Unprincipled decisions within theorganization may lead to its downfall a company can be crippled bylawsuits, and loss of trust by the consumers.

Instinctis the natural ability that enables someone to know something withoutany proof or evidence, and make decisions without knowing why. Itdeals with problems that are complex and hard to figure out throughconscious deductions. When making judgments, if the decision is noturgent, intuitive thinking should be avoided. In the event where alllogical reasoning has failed, and there is an urgency of time, theuse of instinct can be employed.

Thevalues that I consider most important while making decisions areintegrity and professionalism. Integrity brings about favorableresults. Professionalism ensures that I am responsible when makingdecisions. The ethical standard that I apply, is to behave inconsistence to what is right.

Examplesof the benefits of intuition and ethics in decision making: When afriend of mine was hiring a manager for her café, she had anexperienced applicant with all the right qualifications andreferences. She did not hire him for reasons she could not explain.The man was later arrested for being a drug dealer. When otherbakeries were bribing their way into operation, one bakery paid itsfees duly. When police shut down all other bakeries this bakery wasleft operational. These examples serve to show that ethics andintuition can be used in the making of decisions.