Values

Values in an organization

The values in an organization are its guiding principles. They also inspire its members, guide their behaviour, and set the organization apart from others. To identify the values, all the members reflect on the mission (the reason for the existence of the organization), the vision (the ideal state that the organization wants to achieve), and finally on the values. From this reflection between 3 and 6 values are agreed. They should be in line with the culture of the organization and describe what has to be done to aim high, and for the organization to be successful with its mission.

To put the values in practice, it is necessary to define the behaviours reflecting those values in the organization. To do this, the members must reflect on the behaviour of its members that they want to see, the behaviour that does not match the values, and the ideal behaviour from its members.

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
 
Add your own:
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Here you have a worksheet with an activity to identify values, and ideas to put them into practice: