2 mins audio, 15 mins activity/reflection
Reflecting on what this means ‘internally’ for us as a team
The last module looked at our Content Values in connection with one area of one of our programmes.
This module will focus on the Working Relationship Values of Ten Ten.
Our Working Relationship Values are principles, guiding lights for our actions and behaviour in the context of our working relationships.
Here they are again:
‘To serve, not to be served’
If you want a fuller explanation please click on the tabs below to reveal the more detailed rationale we looked at earlier:
Our work is in service to others. It is not about us.
Jesus, who came ‘to serve not to be served’ is our model for this. We are always on a journey and have more to learn, more skills to acquire, more understanding to develop.
We know that productive work requires organisation, focus, effort and determination. But we also know that overwork is not good for us or our team. We strive to maintain an intelligent and balanced approach to work while striving for excellence in every aspect of our work and nurturing a love for what we do.
Building relationships is the foundation of how we operate. We see ourselves more as partners than as service providers. Forgiveness, patience and a sense of humour are essential to our everyday work. We are committed to a spirit of generosity and courtesy towards others. We strive to be thoughtful, intelligent and grateful, as well as honest, in all our internal and external communications.
We want all our decisions to be wise and true, made by the light of reason and conscience and informed by goodwill and prayer.
While not every decision can or should be made collectively, we believe that innovation and collaboration go together.
We strive to foster these both within Ten Ten and in partnering with schools, charities and other organisations.
So, these are our Working Relationship Values of Humility, Excellence, Generosity and Wise Collaboration.
Rather than look at a scenario, we will take time to think individually about how we live out or encounter these’ values in our working day. This is a personal reflection activity.
- It could lead you to think of where you find inspiration or encouragement from the example of others in the Team (or if you are new to Ten Ten, you could think of your previous work and apply these values to that context).
- It could bring to mind areas in your working practice you would like to develop.
- You might think of specific changes or ideas you would like to see implemented here at Ten Ten that would better support the living out of these values.
If you have comments or suggestions to share, please note these and include them on the feedback form which you will find in our final module.
As before, please copy the worksheet linked here and use it to aid your reflection.