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Human Values Practices at Work 

By practicing Human Values at work, you will : 

  • Identify your spiritual view of life, from which you work and grow your career 

  • Expand and unfold your natural ability to express each Human Value at work 

  • Integrate what you think, say and do in accord with your spiritual view of life and the Human Values 

  • Make your work an arena for spiritual growth, and to apply that growth at work 

  • We can develop an environment and culture of love at workplace by practicing the following values

Truth – speak honestly with employees and customers; speak openly and caringly rather than behind someone’s back. A professional would be honest about errors or delays even if it meant a reprimand. 

Righteousness – conduct business with fair prices and ethical practices; keep agreements with all stakeholders; takee responsibility for problems, rather than making excuses. An office worker would do his or her best work, even if no one was watching 

Peace – practice equanimity, even in crises or loss; see yourself as the source of your emotional reactions, rather than the victim of others’ behaviour. A school principal would make difficult decisions with a peaceful mind. 

Love – connect to a higher purpose in life in which you can care for and serve others through your work; listen generously and compassionately to others rather than being judgmental. A teacher would actively seek a win-win solution to a parental complaint 

Non-Violence – conduct business that is environmentally friendly; find win-win solutions to problems, rather than winning at another’s expense. An executive would strive to reduce pollution levels, even if it was not required by law 

ACTIVITY: 

1. How do we become examples of human values in action? 

Read the following scenarios and explain how you would respond. 

Scenario 1: My boss is picking on me at work. The kids are fighting with each other at home. How am I supposed to be a shining saint in the midst of daily life with all its hassles? 

Scenario 2: I am just one person leading an unimportant life. I am not involved in any significant projects to improve the world. What differences does my example make? 

Scenario 3: How perfect do I have to be before I can be useful as a role model of Human Values? I have a long way to go? 

Please complete the activity and submit a word file (.docx) or PDF file

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