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Tip #44: Build Consensus Around Shared Values

Research shows that employees have higher levels of workplace engagement when they are clear about their values – clarity of their own values and those of the organization. Do you talk about your values and discover you have in common with your team?

To build consensus around shared values, try these three things:

1. Have team members think about what values are most important to them and ask them to write down their top five values.

2. Have each team member share their values, explaining what each one means to them and why it is important.

3. Look for commonalities that can be used to establish a list of shared values for the team.

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