Values Clarification Workshop (3)tz)
Technological Values- Reflect how the agency will do what it chooses to do.
Transcendental Values- Reflect what the agency means at its core, its soul, and its practice relative to its external constituencies.
Leadership Values- Reflect the philosophy that guide the leadership practices of the agency and its staff.
Values Clarification Exercise
Values Clarification Workshop
Louis Rowitz, PhD
The Big Picture
Culture surrounds all of us
Culture helps us understand how it is created, embedded, developed, manipulated, managed and changed
Culture defines leadership
Understand the culture to understand the agency and the community
A SOCIETY SEPARATED FROM OTHERS BY SPATIAL AND SOCIO-POLITICAL BARRIERS WILL OVER A PERIOD OF T IME DEVELOP A REALATIVELY DISTINCTLVE CULTURE.WILLIAMS, 1951
AT A FORMAL LEVEL
Culture is a pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that has worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, thin and feel in relation to those problems.
Culture(Hersey, Blanchard, & Johnson, 1996)
Is a set of important understandings that members in a community or agency have in common.
Guides individual and collective behavior.
Consists of basic beliefs, values, and norms.
Influences how decisions are made, the style of leadership and management, and relations and behavior patterns in the organization.
Created through different happenings, rituals and ceremonies, powerful persons, myths and stories
Influenced by the use of material objects and the look and arrangement of physical settings.
FOR THE INDIVIDUAL FACING HIS CULTURE [OR COMMUNITY], INSTITUTIONS ARE A SORT OF MAP OR BLUEPRINT OF THE MAIN OUTLINES AND COUNTOURS OF EXPECTED OR OBLIGATORY CONDUCT.WILLIAMS, 1951
INSTITUTIONS AND THE VALUES REPRESENT ARE CONTINUALLY BEING REINFORCED, MAINTAINED, CHANGED OR DESTROYED BY THE SHIFTING PATTERNS OF HUMAN THOUGHT AND ACTION.WILLIAMS, 1951
A VALUE AN ENDURING BELIEF THAT A SPECIFIC MODE OF CONDUCT OR END-STATE OF EXISTENCE IS PERSONALLY OR SOCIALLY PEREFERABLE TO AN OPPOSITE OR CONVERSE MODE OF CONDUCT OR END-STATE OF EXISTENCE.ROKEACH, 1973
VALUES ARE DISCOVERING WHAT I BELIEVE, WHAT I’M WILLING TO FIGHT FOR, AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME.CHRIS BARRY
A VALUE SYSTEM IS AN ENDURING ORGANIZATION OF BELIEFS CONCERNING PREFERABLE MODES OF CONDUCT OR END-STATE EXISTENCE ALONG A CONTINUUM OF RELATIVE PERFORMANCEROKEACH, 1973
At every turn we are forced to make choices about how to live our lives. Ideally our choices will be made on the bases of the value we hold.Simon et al 1995
How We Get Our Values
Inculcation and socialization
Values have three components
SHARED VALUES SHOW RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY AND AN AGREEMENT TO AGREE ABOUT THE DOMINANT VALUES IN A COMMUNITY.ROWITZ, 1996
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