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Shared values are the core beliefs that guide the behaviors of a team. Having shared values at work means that employees share common attitudes, principles and beliefs with their colleagues. As a result, diverse individuals become more connected which increases the level of trust within the team or organization. It also enforces their willingness to pursue collective goals and work together as one unit.
Overview: Team members share values they believe in when it comes to cooperation and reach a consensus.
Goal: Increase trust by sharing common attitudes and values.
We recommend single words with an explanatory sentence for each word.
Examples for such values:
After the presentation, similar values are assigned to those already presented. Usually it then becomes clearer that the team’s values are quite similar.
Think of a situation at work where you have encountered the values that are important to you. What situations can you think of?
Are there any situations in which you wish those values would play a bigger role?
How can you make sure you respect your collegues’ values?
Example: “To ensure mutual trust, it is important that we know and respect each other’s values. There ae shared values which give us a common ground and individual values that might not be shared by everyone. In a safe working environment both kinds – shared and individual values – need to be respected equally. Try to keep that in mind in your every day worklife to ensure everyone feels comfortable.“