While taking the quiz, I found many of my beliefs to be conflicting. For example, while I generally do not support government intervention and regualtion in business, I also found myself supporting that the government should take any steps to protect the environment. These ideas can be conflicting because in order to have the government protect the environment to the fullest, this would most likely include government regulation of business practices. The government would have to tell businesses how they should operate in order to be environmentally friendly. This could include telling businesses how to allocate their resources and changing the goal and values in businesses. I found this cartoon which embodies this conflict.
This cartoon shows my political view that I think businesses should have power over the work that they do and should have the power to decide how to run their business, however on certain issues, like the environment, I think that the government should take steps to make sure that businesses are acting in a particular way. I think this shows my difference in opinion between my political opinions on social issue and fiscal issues. I think the government plays and important role and should often intervene to make changing in social issues. However, when it comes to fiscal matters I think the government should stay away and let the business operate how they think is best fit. Clearly, there are times were these two opinions relate to the same situation and this is were I find my two political opinions contradicting each other. However, I think that issues like the environment are veery important for politics to play a role in, governmentally or by other people. People need to be vocal about social issues like this so that people understand that there are people in support and that these issues are important to people.
If I was a manager and encountered a stakeholder who had a strong opinion on an issues that opposed my own opinion or someone else’s in the company, I would not view this as a bad thing. I think many times when people have conflicting opinions or view it results in some of the best decisions. Although it takes more time to deal with these conflicts, these decisions are often more balanced and accommodate more peoples interest. These decisions are typically more neutral and therefore more people are satisfied. When more people are satisfied this would usual means that more stakeholder value is created.