My daughter was reading a book on Values Education written by Peter. M. Clutterbuck by Scholastic publication.
A chapter in that book caught my attention. Amazing set of questions on Values in our life. I am sharing the same questions with you all here.
I believe that every corporate house can follow these Values@Work-spot to enhance productivity & performance of employees.
Be honest when you answer each question along with the values. Kindly rate yourself from 1 to 10, with 1 as poor and 10 as excellent, to know your current status. Download the excel sheet at the end of the article.
These inherent values drives the beliefs, behaviour and resulting action among every employee. If you want an average performer to become a good performer, a good performer to a top performer or a peak performer to lead the organisation, then evaluate his values and help him to build the same. Like the common saying, “Anything Measured/Monitored, Improves”. As you are aware human values drives business, economy, families & society as such.
If you want to know more about yourself, then take the litmus test(360 degree) in asking your colleagues, peers, supervisor, subordinates, customer, clients, friends & even your spouse & children to rate you on these values.
Do you know why? The lie-scale on self-rating is above 50%. We always tend to answer what it should be and not what actually it is right now?
Ask others, they will tell your true values.
Are you ready? Here we go…38 Values@Work-spot
Do you stand up for things you believe in?
Do you care when others are unhappy or need help?
Are you sad when you know others are having a bad time?
Are you sure of yourself and what you can do?
Do you think about how other people will react to your words or action?
Are you brave even when things frighten you?
Are you polite and well-mannered?
Do you follow your own ideas and not copy others?(except this questionnaire)
Do you keep going even when things get tough?
Are you eager and happy to do things?
Do you want everything you do to be your best?
Are you able to see both side of a situation or argument?
Can you change if you see a better way?
If someone has done you wrong, can you accept their apology?
Are you happy to meet and become friendly with new people?
Can you be unselfish and share with others?
Are you willing to help even when it is something you don’t like doing?
Do you always do the right thing?
Are you gentle and big-hearted?
Do you keep promises and stand by your friends?
Are you willing to listen to new ideas?
Can you wait for things calmly?
Do you continue with a difficult task until it is finished?
Can you become calm and friendly after having a quarrel?
Can you keep going in order to get the right result?
Do you feel good about your achievements?
Can other people depend on you?
Do you allow other people to be different?
Can others depend on you to do what you say you will do?
Can you choose the right thing even when the wrong thing is more appealing?
Can you be firm in what you believe in?
Can you keep going even when others are against you?
Do you try not to hurt other people’s feelings?
Are you able to show that you are grateful when others are helpful or generous?
Can you accept differences in other people’s thoughts or actions?
Do you think of how to make others happy without being asked?
Can others rely on you to do the right thing?
Do you always tell the truth?
You can circulate this questionnaire and ask them to give their ratings. You can collate all your scores and calculate your VQ (Value Quotient). Do remember, that there is nothing right or wrong. It’s all how you/they feel about you at this moment.
So, What’s your VQ?