Why Values

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Values-based cultures make organizations more successful.

Teams that work within a values-based culture are more likely to feel valued themselves. They are more “engaged” – they understand their organization’s goals, how they can help achieve them and want to go above and beyond in their work.

Check out this research from Gallup Inc.

In addition to its public opinion polls. Gallup Inc. also helps organizations improve their performance, and research the company conducted in 2012 shows that engaged employees help organizations thrive – despite the economic climate. The organizations that score the highest on the Gallup engagement survey perform better in several areas, including:

  • Absenteeism
  • Employee turnover
  • Safety
  • Patient safety
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Productivity
  • Profitability
  • Quality

Several other studies confirm Gallup’s results.

A culture based on the values we have in common helps us do our best work – and it feels right.

UNTHSC’s values are ones we have in common. They are based on results from 800 teammate surveys and 300 focus groups. A Values Blueprint team of 50 people from throughout the organization took those results, determined the values we have in common and drafted our values document. Then we took the values on the road, hearing your thoughts in more than 50 listening tours – and used that input to refine the values. These values reflect us. A culture based on these values will be the most comfortable, allowing us all to succeed.

The values represent the best way for us to fulfill our mission and vision – and achieve our strategic goals.

A high performing, values-based organization + a team that is working in a comfortable culture = success in achieving:

  • The goals in our strategic plan
  • Our mission, Solutions for a healthier community
  • Our vision, To be an extraordinary team committee to excellence, unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom

Through the Power of Our Values we can:

  • Make a difference in lives of our People
  • Build meaningful relationships with our Partners
  • Develop our Leaders

This page was last modified on December 7, 2017