Professional Values apply in the workplace. They include punctuality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, clarity of communication, accuracy, quality of output or production, honesty in dealings, and trustworthiness. They also include appropriate behavior towards superiors, equals, and subordinates, respectful conduct towards women, respect for intellectual property rights, commitment to contractual obligations, the right to compensation commensurate with work performed, health protection, and retirement benefits.
Apart from it, there are 7 key values to boos the managerial performance as mentioned below:
Competence is the ability of an individual to perform a job properly. It is a combination of knowledge, skills, and behavior used to improve performance; or quality of being adequately or well qualified, having the ability to perform a specific role. It is a cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation. Competencies can be learned and developed. They should be made visible and accessible while performing daily operational activities.
Discipline means to adopt a practice and maintain that practice with continuity. When you are disciplined you understand yourself and know your limits whether physical, emotional, or intellectual. You apply discipline in various ways to increase your capacity at all levels. Discipline also means to fulfill your commitments.
Determination is an unbroken line, a backbone. Without it, life becomes scattered. It makes you sit up straight and love everything you do because it’s all part of moving forward. You have to feed determination, to nourish the qualities you wish to keep with you constantly, by understanding them, examining them, and using them. Determination is using your will power to do something even when it isn’t easy. It means you care about something so much that even when it is really hard, you keep ongoing. Determination is focusing your energy and efforts on a particular task and then sticking with it until it is finished. You need to believe nothing is stronger than human determination.
It is to keep going in spite of difficult obstacles. It is pushing our self again and again. It is being purposeful and steadfast. Staying committed no matter how long it takes or what obstacles appear to stop you. Once a plane take off, it must keep flying till it lands, keep on moving. You have no choice. There is no lift to success. You have to take the stairs one at a time. Failure is often the time of least persistence. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Respect is to know and acknowledge your own value and to honor the worth and dignity of others. Respect also means to honor another person with politeness and hospitality. Maintaining a balance of self-respect and respect for others leads to healthy interactions and quality social and business relationships. Being respectful is reflected in the courtesy with which we speak and act and treat one another. Respect is behaving in a way that makes life more peaceful and orderly for everyone.
It is not a bargaining game in which one person’s success is achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others. It is a mutual benefit in human interactions and work. It is everyone’s responsibility, yet it takes courage and strength to facilitate the process. Great achievements are not accomplished alone but through the collective efforts and inputs of talented minds and inspired hearts. Courage, consideration, caring, and sharing provide the foundation for the process of co-operation. Whenever there is love and politeness people are ready to offer time, wealth, and co-operation. If you are flexible it is very easy for you to co-operate with anyone and get co-operation from others. One who cooperates receives co-operation. Co-operation ensures equanimity, empowerment, easiness, and enthusiasm.
Co-operation is perhaps one of the least recognized but valuable of human virtues. It isn’t recognized because it is not part of an end product. It is to do with the process of achieving something and thus its greatness lies in the fact that it is expressed through ordinary everyday actions. If co-operation occurs only in conjunction with individual tasks, that is nothing, but if it springs from the understanding that every act of generosity is contributing to a whole new creation, then it becomes something great. When each one is working towards a common task/goal, co-operation becomes easy. When you look at the specialties of each one you can easily co-operate with others and receive their co-operation. When you have a strong aim you automatically receive co-operation from others. Being co-operative does not mean becoming a slave. Your commitment ensures others co-operation.
Responsibility means to face a consequence of your actions and to give a response appropriate to the situation. Acting responsibility means being reliable, punctual, and dependable. Responsibility means to recognize with you have to do and what you have not to do. It is important to distinguish what you are or what you are not responsible for. Moral responsibility is to access what is required, honor the role which has been entrusted, and to perform everything according to the best of one’s ability. It is managing time and resources to bring maximum benefits while accommodating the necessary change. Everyone’s part should be enacted with responsibility and accountability.
Those who accept responsibility are reliable, dependable, and willing to take accountability for who they are and what they do. They believe they have a moral obligation to help others and to make a contribution to meet organization goals.
“Responsibility finds a way, whereas Irresponsibility makes excuses.”
Being a managerial leader, these values can strengthen you to meet day to day challenges at work and in professional or personal life easily. Applying these in your real-life can boost your and your team performance and bring effective results to achieve organizational and professional goals.