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Values Informer Presentation

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A slide presentation about the values of the South Australian Public Sector.

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Values Informer Presentation

  1. 1. SOUTHAUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR VALUES
  2. 2. AS PUBLIC SERVANTS, WE DO IMPORTANT WORK OUR WORK HELPS PEOPLE BUSINESSES IN  SOUTH AUSTRALIA Thrive &
  3. 3. thrive: Develop or grow successfully; prosper or flourish
  4. 4. Our community relies on us to  get things done PRODUCTIVELY
  5. 5. ...and to DELIVER QUALITY services
  6. 6. HOW we go about achieving things is just as important as WHAT we achieve?
  7. 7. We want our citizens to have CONFIDENCE in how we go about our work
  8. 8. and to be SATISFIED with the services we deliver
  9. 9. We want to be a WORLD LEADING PUBLIC SECTOR
  10. 10. TO DO THIS, WE NEED GREAT PEOPLE TO CREATE GREAT RESULTS Great people & great results are driven by STRONG VALUES
  11. 11. HERE ARE OUR PUBLIC SECTOR VALUES THAT DRIVE OUR GREAT PEOPLE AND GREAT RESULTS
  12. 12. OUR VALUESSERVICE PROFESSIONALISM SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATION + ENGAGEMENT HONESTY & INTEGRITY COURAGE TENACITY TRUST RESPECT
  13. 13. WE TAKE OUR VALUES SERIOUSLY
  14. 14. Define us Our values
  15. 15. Guide us Our values
  16. 16. Connect us Our values
  17. 17. Valuesare the building blocks of our culture ...and it is a great culture that helps people deliver their best work
  18. 18. SERVICE proudly serve the community and Government of South Australia ONE
  19. 19. SERVICE is at the heart of what we do
  20. 20. Some of us serve our citizens FACE-TO-FACE ...and some of us work behind the scenes
  21. 21. And we are COURTEOUS, FAIR & EFFECTIVE in all our dealings
  22. 22. We will go the extra mile in order to deliver the BEST OUTCOMES That way, we can be proud of how we serve our state
  23. 23. Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
  24. 24. TWO PROFESSIONALISM strive for excellence
  25. 25. WHY would we want to be MEDIOCRE?
  26. 26. To be excellent, we do things to the of professional behaviour
  27. 27. WE WORK CONSCIENTIOUSLY AND COMPETENTLY IN A POLITE AND HELPFUL MANNER
  28. 28. We provide HONEST, & OBJECTIVE ADVICE to those in a position of power
  29. 29. We think of and create new & better ways of doing things
  30. 30. We ensure our behaviour always promotes the positive contribution the public sector can make to South Australia Translation: Be on our best behaviour, and don’t do anything that will give the public sector a bad name
  31. 31. I refuse to lower my standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs. STEVE GAMLIN Speaker, author and motivational ‘Firewood Guy’
  32. 32. TRUST have confidence in the ability of others THREE
  33. 33. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. STEPHEN R. COVEY We couldn’t have said it better ourselves – so we didn’t!
  34. 34. We build TRUST by embracing responsibility and CONSISTENTLY DELIVERING on our commitments
  35. 35. Either way, we follow through  and keep them informed of our progress These commitments might be to our colleagues, or to our citizens
  36. 36. WE SHOW WE by being CONFIDENT when relying on COLLEAGUES to help ACHIEVE common goals TRUST
  37. 37. 4 FOUR RESPECT value every individual
  38. 38. We respect other people’s views and feelings Even if it doesn’t mean anything to you, it could mean everything to them
  39. 39. We respond POSITIVELY, & THOUGHTFULLY to each person’s individual circumstances, needs and contributions
  40. 40. We listen attentively because it shows we care
  41. 41. We embrace DIVERSITY We know that different views and backgrounds can only strengthen our workplaces and our community
  42. 42. FIVE create solutions together ENGAGEMENT COLLABORATION and
  43. 43. So when we solve for our culturally diverse community, we make sure we know their different needs and their priorities
  44. 44. We ask them questions, share information with them, and involve them in decisions that affect them This way we create better policies and services that are tailored to their needs SO WE DELIVER PUBLIC VALUE
  45. 45. SOLVING FOR OUR COMMUNITY and DELIVERING GREAT SERVICES also means that we need to Collaborate & Share Ideas with other teams within our organisation, and across the public sector
  46. 46. We know our decisions are better when we get input from others with relevant knowledge or a vested interest in the outcome Afterall, two heads are better than one
  47. 47. Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. HENRY FORD
  48. 48. SIX act truthfully, consistently, and fairly INTEGRITY HONESTY and
  49. 49. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. OPRAH WINFREY
  50. 50. INTEGRITY is the foundation of your reputation – and that of the Public Sector
  51. 51. In fact, integrity is so important that we have a CODE OF ETHICS to help us do the right things We uphold the Code of Ethics in everything we do, because it helps us make better decisions and supports better behaviour
  52. 52. If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. ALAN SIMPSON
  53. 53. WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS, SO: We do what is right, not what is EASY We make sure ALL of our decisions and actions can withstand scrutiny We fully and accurately disclose information and share resources without being prompted We make considered, unbiased decisions based on reliable evidence
  54. 54. Integrity requires good judgement. Here’s the cheat sheet for good judgement. Don’t solve for your personal interests at the expense of the public sector and the citizens we serve CITIZENS >  PUBLIC SECTOR > SELF
  55. 55. Sometimes it takes courage to do the right thing or be completely honest But courage is our middle name, and we approach difficult conversations and tough issues with fearlessness and tact We have courage to address unethical behaviour, and we have the courage to look at our own biases and how they can influence our decisions Dame Roma Mitchell – Australian lawyer, Judge and Governor of South Australia
  56. 56. Wisdomis knowing the right path to take… INTEGRITY is taking it
  57. 57. Humility is not about thinking less of yourself, it is about thinking of yourself less. C.S. LEWIS Integrity also requires some humility...
  58. 58. never give up TENACITY COURAGE and
  59. 59. We like people with courage... They THOUGHTFULLY CHALLENGE the way things are done They are UNAFRAID OF TRYING OUT DIFFERENT WAYS of doing things And they STICK UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT
  60. 60. We have a history of courage in South Australia South Australian suffragist and social reformer
  61. 61. We have a bias for Tenacity... We expect CHANGE, and we expect the UNKNOWN. We expect our jobs will sometimes be really tough, and that sometimes our projects will be so BIG that they will take a really, really long time. But we don’t give up.We work until it works. NOPE. WE DON’T GIVE UP.
  62. 62. tenacity: The quality of persistence; determination CREATIVE COMMONS Source Lleyton Hewitt, Author Carine06 from UK Aegon Championships, Queen’s Club, June 2015.
  63. 63. Even when faced with failures and setbacks, we will focus on the bigger picture, and push through anyway. TENACITY is what gets us results* *Unless it is the kind of “dog with a bone” tenacity that makes you stubborn or hold firmly onto one idea without considering others. That kind of tenacity can be unproductive. We like people to understand multiple perspectives.
  64. 64. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. AMELIA EARHART
  65. 65. Courage & Tenacity Have the guts to start something if it needs to be done ...and then finish it!
  66. 66. SUSTAINABILITY work to get the best results for current and future generations of South Australians
  67. 67. In EVERYTHING we do, we remind ourselves that the prosperity of South Australia depends on the decisions we make and actions we take... TODAY
  68. 68. We don’t implement unconsidered solutions in order to achieve quick wins NO TOKEN GESTURES FOR US! We are in it for the long haul We want the best long term solution, not just the easiest or cheapest
  69. 69. We balance the future benefits against the amount of time and resources necessary to achieve success We use our limited resources wisely and consider the availability of resources in the future
  70. 70. We are working together to leave a lasting legacy for future generations
  71. 71. These Values underpin all the different work we do…
  72. 72. … across South Australia EVERYDAY
  73. 73. Guided by our VALUES we will continue to improve our wonderful state in countless ways
  74. 74. Our Values are who we are and who we aspire to be... let’s live them
  75. 75. PUBLIC SECTOR VALUES ALL
  76. 76. ACROSS SOUTH AUSTRALIA ALL
  77. 77. OF THE TIME ALL
  78. 78. We are the SOUTHAUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR We help South Australia THRIVE
  79. 79. The Office for the Public Sector http://www.publicsector.com.au

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