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Values Reorientation for Cooperative Officers


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Regional Gender Summit in Cooperatives on October 4-5, 2012 at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), City of Batac, Ilocos Norte.

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Values Reorientation for Cooperative Officers

  1. 1. Values Reorientation for Coop Officers* DR. CRISTINA B. COLOMA MMSU Batac City, IlocoNorte* Paper presented during the Regional Gender Summit in Cooperatives on October 4-5, 2012 at the MMSU Teatro Ilocandia, City of Batac.
  2. 2. Present Transition State State Desired State Unfreezing Refreezing
  3. 3. What are Values?• Values - are what you are - are things, persons, ideas or goals which are important to life. - are the ideals and principles by which man lives - are man’s ideas of right and wrong, good or bad, to which is committed and which influence his everyday behavior and decisions
  4. 4. Your Personal Value System• Self-image - a set of assumptions about who you are• On-going experience - everyday experiences you see and feel in your work
  5. 5. A University is peopleValues make people personsValues give vitality, meaning & direction to a UniversityAs the people of an organization value, so the cooperative become Dr. Tomas Quintin Andres
  7. 7. Filipino Values1. Rationalism - Non-rationalism2. Bahala na3. Hiya4. Utang na loob5. Amor propio6. SIR - go-between; euphemisms7. Personalism8. Particularism9. Nationalism
  8. 8. TURN A NEGATIVE VALUE INTO POSITIVE Filipino values have the characteristics of Bipolarity. For every value is a counter value, that is a quality of opposite signs. Every Filipino value has a positive polarity and a negative polarity. Here is the Bipolarity of Bahala na.
  9. 9. Bipolarity of Values Reformation (Change or Pagbabago) + _Pagbabago sa Kabutihan Pagbabago sa kasamaan(Change for good) (Change for bad) + _Mapayapang pagbabago Madugong pagbabago(Peaceful change) (Violent change) + _Naplanong pagbabago Marahas o biglang pagbabago(Well-planned change) (Rushed change)
  10. 10. BAHALA NA _ +PROPERLY MANAGED MISMANAGED + - UNREALISTICREALISTIC HOPEHOPE “Bahala na kami“Bahala na” (We pag naroon kahave na.” (we willconsidered what cross the bridgeto do when the when we aretimes come). there).
  11. 11. + -DARING SPIRIT TOTAKE RISK FEAR TO TAKE RISK“Bahala na. Malapitma’t di lakarin ay hindi “Bakit ko ikababahalamo mararating.” (We yan?” (Why should Ido not reach our take risk for that?)destination unless wemove towards it.) + -RESPONSIVE & NON-RESPONSIVERESPONSIBLE & IRRESPONSIBLEHOPE HOPE“Bahala na” Sa awa “Ipabahala natin sang Diyos at sa ating Diyos and lahat (Letgawa, makakaraos us consigndin tayo.” (By God’s everything to themercy, our work responsibility ofshall overcome.) God)
  12. 12. + -MASTERY OF FATALISMONE’S DESTINY“Ako ang bahala sa “Bahala na!” (Letaking buhay.” (I’m come what may!)the master of mylife.) + -FAITH IN LACK OF FAITHGOD “Bahala na kung mamatay ay“Diyos ang mamatay.” (Ifbahala.” your number is(God will up, you die.)provide.)
  13. 13. + -RESPONSIBLE IRRESPONSIBLEHOPE HOPE“Gagawin ko ang “Bahala na.lahat ng aking Sumunod ka namakakaya. Bahala lang sa agos.”na Diyos sa akin” (I (Simply follow thewill do my best. Godwill do the rest.) flow of events + - IRRESPONSIBILITYRESPONSIBILITY “Ako ang bahala“Ako ang bahala.” pero ikaw ang(I’ll be kawawa.” (I’llresponsible.) take the risk but if something goes wrong, you are the culprit.)
  14. 14. + -COURAGE COWARDICE“Huwag kang mabahala. Ako ang bahala.” A “Takot ako.Filipino is caught in a Bahala ka natight situation, Hecourageously fights diyan.” (I’mback. (Don’t be afraid. It’s uptroubled. I’ll be to you.)responsible) + - FALSE TRUST INTRUST IN DIVINEDIVING PROVIDENCEPROVIDENCE “Bahala na.“Bahala na ang Balang-araw,Diyos. Gawin yayaman dinnatin ang ating tayo.” (Somedaymakakaya.” (We God will make ushave done our rich)part; the restbelong to God.)
  19. 19. Bipolarity of S Attitude (-) (+) 0 5 10• Sadut (Lazy) • Serving: Time, Talent, Tasks• Sulit (Procrastination) • Sharing: Knowledge,• Sugel (Sleep on one’s Skills work) • Sacrificing: Moment, Mind, Muscle
  20. 20. Time: A ValueFilipino Myths of Time Management• The myth of “Hala Bira”• The myth of “Itanong mo sa Itaas”• The myth of “Tsaka na” or “Ipagpapabukas na Natin”• The myth of “Pasahan ng Responsibilidad o Trabaho”• The myth of “Paimportansiya”• The myth of “Todo Pasa”• The myth of “Walang Panahon”
  21. 21. Time Wasters in Philippine Setting• Mga iyakin at humihingi ng simpatiya• Mga pakialamera at intrigera• Mga tsismosa at inggitera• Mga isnabera at mahadera• Mga komiko at palabiro• Mga tamad at laging huli• Mga mahilig sa telepono at bisita• Mga tanga at pabigla-bigla
  22. 22. Time Management Tips1. Be on time on your appointment2. Make your time most productive3. Allow flexibility in your schedule4. Develop your personal philosophy of time5. Spend your time efficiently
  23. 23. Just One C.T. SimonIt takes one minute to think of a safety rule;It takes one hour to hone a safety meeting;It takes one month to have it implemented;It takes one year to earn a safety award;It takes one lifetime to have a safety worker;But it takes one second to destroy it all;With just one accident.
  24. 24. This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be doneand Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because, it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done. R. Forsyth
  25. 25. Filipino Values Vs. Coop Decorum1. Pakikisama2. Matigas ang Ulo3. Takas System 5. Makapal4. Tsismisan 6. Hospitality 7. Pormahan 8. Kalinisan
  26. 26. Four Deadly Sins1. Complacency - what was good enough in the past will be good enough in the future2. Blindness - Unwillingness to see condemns us to being hit on the back of the head by high velocity, Love-flying changes3. Megalomania - “I know best syndrome” Unwillingness to accept the fact that no one knows best in all circumstances and at all times4. Greed - Everything is sacrificed to current goals
  27. 27. Quo Vadis Coop? PERSONAL INTEGRITY FAMILY SOLIDARITY Doing Things on Time Caring Through Small Things - Starting on the dot - Doing a good deed everyday - Making good use of time - Bringing joy to parents - Acting with a sense of urgency - Showing affection - Ending ahead of schedule - Building up goodwill Putting Things in Place Putting others first - Keeping clean - Reaching out to others - Keeping a few things - Showing an interest in others - Maintaining things - Helping others - Contributing to cleanliness - Being open to others Being Systematic Sacrificing for others - Ordering oneself - Serving others - Setting targets - Giving good example - Following sequence - Being selfless - Having a framework - Making others happy
  28. 28. Quo vadis?SOCIAL SOLIDARITY UNIVERSAL CHARITYCleaning Up the Environment Going for high quality- Setting the moral tone - Doing things well- Raising the level of culture - Cutting costs- Improving the social environment - Taking a positive outlook- caring for the physical environment - Acting matureGiving a preference for the poor Fostering cooperation- Promoting self-reliance - Gaining from cooperation- Acquiring skills - Competing with others- Gaining knowledge - Strengthening unity- Working in teamwork - Keeping open to the worldWorking for community welfare Being part of one world- Making oneself available - Learning from others- Getting involved - Being one with others- Working for the long term - Giving to others- Making systems work - Loving under one God
  29. 29. ExerciseWhat makes life worth living?(Ikamen ti Biag) • Family Background • Present life • Home & Family • Neighborhood The Present Me • Social/Work life • Leisure time activities • Future plans- personal, career, social, etc.
  30. 30. The Present Me Stop Doing Start Doing Continue Doing1. 1. 1.2. 2. 2.3. 3. 3.nth nth nth
  31. 31. The Ideal Me (DesiredChanges)