Values

Values are the principles and attitudes that intrinsically motivate people, inspire them, and guide their behaviour. In an organization they are the principles that guide and inspire its members and make the organization differentiate itself from others.

Related to the values are goals, the difference between the two is that the goals are something that can be achieved, and the values are not, since they simply show a direction to set goals. Aligning values with goals and behaviour results in giving meaning to life and having positive feelings.

Giving values too high a priority or pursuing them at the cost of not having a proper life balance can result in a negative influence. For example, someone can be competitive in a healthy way if there is harmony with other areas of life, or competitive in an unhealthy way, for example if the person is continually comparing her/himself with others.

There are different types of values related to the areas of life: social relationships (with loved ones, acquaintances and others), work and education (what we like to create and what we like to work on), physical and mental health, personal growth (what we understand as moral or immoral; about what we aspire or value), and leisure (how we like to relax and have fun).

List of possible values:

Adaptability
Ambition
Assertiveness
Authenticity
Autonomy
Balance
Beauty
Challenge
Commitment
Compassion
Competitiveness
Continuous improvement
Connexion
Contribution
Cooperation
Courage
Creativity
Curiosity
Dedication
Determination
Discipline
Diversity
Dynamism




Education
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Effort
Empathy
Empowerment
Enthusiasm
Equality
Equanimity
Excellence
Fairness
Flexibility
Friendship
Generosity
Growth
Honesty
Harmony
Humility
Inclusivity
Individuality
Initiative
Innovation
Integrity
Joy




Kindness
Leadership
Learning
Mindfulness
Openness
Optimism
Passion
Perseverance
Poise
Positivity
Productivity
Professionalism
Progress
Quality
Reliability
Resilience
Respect
Responsibility
Sportsmanship
Transparency
Trust
Wellbeing