Value Sort Revisited
This activity gives participants an opportunity to think together about the values that are most important to them in their work.
1. As an individual, from the list that follows, pick the 10 values that stand out to you as important in your collaborative work.
2. As a group, select four “shared values.” Discuss which four are the most important for your work. How do these values give you insight into your collaboration?
Courage, Risk Taking
Creating Balance in One’s Life (moderation)
Creativity, Pioneering (originality, imaginativeness)
Efficient Work Habits
Hard Work and Commitment
Honesty and Integrity
Enjoyment of the Activity Itself
Openness (being receptive to new ideas or multiple perspectives)
Personal Growth and Learning
Quality (excellent, thorough, accurate, or careful work)
Recognition from One’s Field
Rewarding and Supportive Relationships (with family, friends, colleagues)
Searching for Knowledge, Uncovering What is True
Self-Examination, Self-Criticism, Self-Understanding
Social Concerns (pursuing the common good; avoiding harm; caring about future generations)
Understanding, Helping, or Serving Others
Vision (anticipating future directions, seeing the big picture)
Wealth, Material Well-Being