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.

In addition to its public opinion polls. Gallup Inc. also helps organizations improve their performance, and research that the company consistently conducts 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

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 to create solutions for a healthier community
  • Our vision, To be one university, built on values, defining and producing providers of the future

Through the Power of Our Values we can:

  • Make a difference in lives of our people
  • Build meaningful relationships with our partners
  • Position HSC as a leader in changing times