Avoid pressure & “the rat race” in job role & work setting
Engage in activities which pit my abilities against others
Have work duties, which involve frequent risk taking
Be assured of keeping my job and a reasonable financial award
|Power & Authority|
Control the work activities or (partially) the destinies of others
Do projects by myself without any amount of contact with others
Be involved in helping people directly, either individually or in small groups
Have a job that requires bodily strength, speed or agility
Have close working relationships with groups; work as a team to common goals
|Change and Variety|
Have work responsibilities frequently changed in content and setting
Deal with tasks that have exact specifications, which require careful, accurate attention to detail
Find a place to live (town, geographical area) conducive to my lifestyle, a desirable home base for my leisure, learning and work life
|High earnings anticipated|
Be able to purchase essentials and the luxuries I wish
Engage in creative work in any of several art forms
Be recognized as a member of a particular organization
Engage myself in pursuit of knowledge, truth and understanding
Have the power to decide the courses of action, policies, etc. – a judgment job
Be able to get ahead rapidly, gaining opportunities for growth and seniority from work well done
Be in a position to change attitudes or opinions of other people
Develop close personal relationships with people as a result of work activity
Do something to contribute to betterment of the world
Feel that my work is contributing to ideals that I feel is very important
Experience a high degree of stimulation or frequent novelty and drama on the job
Create new ideas, programs, organized structures or anything else not following format developed by others
Be able to express in writing and in person my ideas concerning my job and how I might improve it. Have opportunities for experimentation and innovation
Be able to determine nature of work without significant direction from others. Not have to follow instructions or conform to regulations
Impress or gain the respect of friends, family and community by the nature and/or level of responsibility of my work
Be regarded as very well informed and a strong theorist. Acknowledged as an expert in a given field
Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in job skills and knowledge; show above average effectiveness
Work in circumstances where there is high pace activity and work done rapidly
|Work on the leading edge of knowledge|
Work in research and development, generating information and new ideas in the academic, scientific, or business communities
|Work under pressure|
Work in time-pressured circumstances, where there is little or no margin for error, or with demanding personal relationships
Live in a place where I can meet my neighbors and become active in local politics or service projects
Have a job in which I am directly responsible for the work done by others
Be involved in studying or appreciating the beauty of things, ideas, etc.
Have a lot of day-to-day contact with people
Have a strong likelihood of accumulating large amounts of money or other material gain through ownership, profit sharing, commissions, merit pay increase and the like
Have responsibilities I can work at according to my own time schedule. No specific working hours requires
Have a work routine and job duties that are largely predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time
After placing each personal values card under the appropriate heading, place them in priority order. List them on this sheet below.
Remember, you may only have as many values under each heading as there are numbers.
Your personal values are your deepest driving force. If your life and your work are not in line with your values, you simply will not be motivated. The same goes for your employees.
Ask the following question after you have done this exercise:
Do this activity with your employees. It will help them understand one another better. If you decide to do this as a team, let them share their values with one another.
Let them compare the “always valued” and "never valued” lists. See if you can notice the differences and similarities.
Let them give each other feedback. Remember there are no “better” values. Ask them not to judge each other.
If you understand the personal values of each employee, it will be so much easier to know what makes them “tick”
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