1. People First : It is important to strive for a work/life balance. Healthy individuals contribute to achieving a healthy organization.
- Continuous improvement— A learning environment. Learn from one another and strive to improve what we do each and every day.
- Active pursuit of the best approach— Asking questions, checking or challenging assumptions, and participating in critical analysis.
- Accountability— Do what we say and by when we say. Inform one-another of changes that occur, as necessary.
- Sharing— Ideas are best when not owned but shared with others. Success can also be shared.
- Creativity— Comes from diversity of people and ideas. Express ideas and be inquisitive.
- Responsible— Using resources efficiently, effectively, and appropriately.
- Success— A desired outcome of collective achievement. Credit is shared.
3. Open and Honest Communication:
- Openness— Being receptive to questions and feedback.
- Respect— Respect for other people’s perspectives, approaches and time constraints. Talking directly to individuals about issues, problems, or concerns.
- Honesty— Be honest with oneself and others.
- Effective communication— Being clear in communications and making sure that you understand and are understood.
- Accepting— Suspend judgment when ideas are being expressed. Give others the benefit of the doubt.
- Fairness— Consistent application of policies and procedures. Treating individuals equally.
- Supportive— Encourage others and offer to lend a hand when you can.