Forum Discussion: Values are established from a very young age and can be influenced by people and environments. Most would agree that our values drive our behavior and our communication with others. Our behavior can be influenced by internal value conflicts. These conflicts shape our ethical instinct and attitudes toward right and wrong behavior. Attitude choices include decisions to be happy, sad, optimistic, open-minded, pessimistic, etc. With this said, there are a variety of factors that influence one’s attitude, such as psychological, emotional, cognitive, and social needs being fulfilled.
Based on your readings this week (see Lessons – Week 3 – Reading and Resources), it is clear that “Attitude” is a choice. Be creative in your answer! What responsibility do we have to ourselves and others in the workplace to ensure that our attitude and values have a positive and empowering effect in our personal and professional lives?