As World Values Day approaches, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the relevance of values in our lives. Values are not just words; they are the the foundation upon which we build our communities, organisations, and families. At Essentially Human, we believe that values hold the power to unite us, inspire us, and drive us towards a common purpose. The theme for this year’s World Values Day is “Values Bring Us Together,” and in this blog post, we’ll explore their significance and introduce you to the core values that guide our mission.
What are values and why are they important?
Values guide our thoughts, feelings and actions. They are the principles, beliefs, and ideals that matter most to us as individuals and as a collective. They shape our decisions, define our priorities, and ignite our passions. Think of them as the driving force behind everything we do, both personally and professionally.
Shared values are the threads that weave the fabric of our organisations, communities, and families. They often remain unconscious, yet become the common ground on which we stand, fostering a sense of belonging and unity. When we express our shared values, we create a shared language that strengthens our connections and deepens our bonds.
How do they bring us together?
Values have the incredible ability to bring people together. They provide a sense of purpose and direction, offering a clear path towards a collective goal. When we align our values with those around us, we form stronger relationships, whether it’s within a team, a community, or a family. Shared values serve as a bridge that connects us, making collaboration and cooperation more natural and effective.
Our core values
At Essentially Human, we’ve identified nine core values that drive our commitment to serving our clients and community. These values are not just words on paper; they are the principles we live by every day. Let’s take a closer look at them:
- Clarity: We help our clients slow down to gain clarity in a fast-paced world.
- Attention: We listen carefully to your needs, ensuring we offer the best support possible.
- Fresh Perspective: We challenge the status quo, raising awareness of blind spots and encourage fresh thinking.
- Compassion: We communicate with compassion, recognizing that being human comes with its challenges for all of us.
- Transparency: We build trust through openness and transparency.
- Curiosity: We are curious, open to new ideas and constantly seeking to grow.
- Trust: We believe the answers lie within you and your team.
- Practical: We partner with you to create an experimental environment where solutions can emerge.
- Sustainability: We adopt a sustainable approach to ensure your long-term success.
Join us for World Values Day
We invite you to join us for our Community Live, on 19th October 2023 to explore the power of values. Discover how to elicit your own set of values, whether it’s for personal growth or to lead a team towards a common purpose. Through interactive activities and discussions, we’ll help you uncover what unites you and what brings you together with others who share your values. Together, we’ll celebrate the idea that “Values Bring Us Together.”