It meant that I value more the propriety of things and circumstances as well as the welfare and feelings of others more than the result or getting a particular task done. It is because I believe that if we are too concern about the result, it may lead us astray and do things that are far from the ideal. It does not mean however that I do not want to get things done. I am also concerned with results but I wanted to do it the right way.
My ethical perspective of being more concerned with equity and least concerned about the result is a result of the various factors that influenced my value system. This is the interplay of how my parents brought me up, how my teachers taught me, how my community helped me shape values and my personal assessment of things. My parents taught to always do the right thing regardless of the circumstances and not to do injustice to other people just to get what I want. I have been taught to be considerate to people which explains why equity mattered to me more than result. School also taught me to be ethical. We were taught about the importance and benefit of doing the right thing. In addition, the cases about Enron, Worldcom and other corporate scandals that were rooted in unethical business practices really taught me the value of doing the right thing before the results. These companies, particularly Enron were so engrossed in getting results that they ended up manipulating their financial statements to appear profitable when they were not.
Of course not all people agree with my ethical perspective. Many people today are driven to get results whatever it takes (even if they have to resort to undesirable actions) and my choice for looking at the ethical aspect of any action, as well as the people concern may be a hassle to them. For me however, I find it more durable to be considerate and ethical because it