This activity is an opportunity to think about the values that are most important in one’s work. Knowing what we value most in our work, relationships, and other commitments makes it easier to respond to opportunities and conflicts with integrity. The Value Sort is a way for individuals to reflect upon what is most important to them personally, and it is also a good way to stimulate conversations with their collaborators.
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1. Consider these values again. What are the 4 most important values? What are the 4 least important values?
2. How do these most important values give insight into your organization? What do they tell you about your mission, staff, and what you might want out of your work?
3. Are there values that are important to you personally that you have sorted differently because you are thinking of your work? Do you see any conflict as a result of these differences?
4. Are there any values not listed? If so, what are they?