In my first “Glossary Building Post I chose to write a discussion on the different definitions of words such as resourcefulness, integrity, and dependability. It is my belief that in learning and applying consumer health practices one must be able to meet certain requirements or capabilities. Organizations can benefit from such qualities and can help improve both the consumer and the supplier. These three qualities are important because it gives individuals the empowerment to be positive.
The first term that I believe to be important in consumer health is that of resourcefulness. According to the article “The Importance of Resourcefulness” by Baldoni (2010) “resourcefulness is not a means of coping with deprivation; it can be a virtue that opens the door to greater accomplishment” (Baldoni, 2010, para. 2). This quality or term is important in many aspects. In being resourceful individuals are able to apply methods in which help improve consumers and an individual’s health. Also, Baldoni (2010) states “resourcefulness is about optimizing what you have to work with. Innovation is not just about creating something new; it also applies to making old things work better” (Baldoni, 2010, para. 4).
The second term that I chose was integrity. It is my belief that every person should have a level of integrity when dealing with consumer health. It is important due to the fact that the very decision that a person makes can have an adverse effect on an individual. According to the article “Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity is Forever” by Anderson (2012) “We live in a world where integrity isn’t talked about nearly enough. We live in a world where “the end justifies the means” has become an acceptable school of thought for far too many. Sales people overpromise and under deliver, all in the name of making their quota for the month” (Anderson, 2012, para. 2). This article was a great read and it offers explanations how being successful is not as important as your integrity.
Dependability has many definitions within itself and it is of great importance as well. Consumer health needs this type of quality because a company and its employees must be dependable. According to Ylisela (2017) “Dependability is a valuable quality in the workplace, whether it comes from your employees or vendors. Having a staff of dependable employees and managers helps your business run more smoothly and ensures that tasks are seen through to completion” (Ylisela, 2017, para. 1).
Anderson, A. R. (2015, July 31). Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity Is Forever. Retrieved July 08, 2017, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyanderson/2012/11/28/success-will-come-and-go-but-integrity-is-forever/#6953cf1c470f
Baldoni, John. “The Importance of Resourcefulness.” Harvard Business Review. N.p., 23 July 2014. Web. 08 July 2017. <https://hbr.org/2010/01/leaders-can-learn-to-make-do-a>.
Ylisela, M. (2017). (“Example of Dependability in the Workplace.” (n.d.). Retrieved July 08, 2017, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/example-dependability-workplace-34899.html