“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
—Roy E. Disney
Action Team members volunteer for reasons that motivate them. These motivations and basic beliefs might differ between Action Team members.
You might have specific values or “non-negotiables” in the way you want a project to run. These are the principles, beliefs or philosophy you hold very strongly and would expect the Action Team to adhere to.
For these reasons, having a good alignment of Values within any Action Team is important. In this way conflicts about differences of approach can be avoided. Once your Values have been agreed, any differences that do arise can be discussed in the context of these Values.
Invite each member of the Action Team to write up his or her answer to three questions:
- What Values do we want to abide by in dealing with each other in the Action Team?
- What Values do we want to abide by in dealing with members of the Community?
- What Values do we want any partners or supporters (organisations and people) to abide by in dealing with the Action Team and the Community?
Review the multiple Values statements and discuss / agree your core Values (keep it succinct). Write this into the CLIP One Page Plan.