Friday, May 4, 2012


date: Fri Feb 7 16:39:09 2003
from: Tim Osborn <>
subject: Voting on "VALUES"
to: c.goodess@uea, i.harris@uea, j.burgess@uea, j.palutikof@uea, m.kelly@uea, p.jones@uea, d.lister@uea, m.haylock@uea, c.hanson@uea, m.ekstrom@uea, andrew.matthews@uea, m.salmon@uea

Dear all Hub session attendees,
I just wanted to follow up on one part of last Monday's hub session, viz. the initial
voting on "values".
The second part of this voting was quite revealing - particularly that it showed up the
widespread (though not ubiquitous) feeling that our current situation restricts our
creativity and innovation.
The first part of the voting was supposed to guide us in our drafting of a CRU "values
statement". But unfortunately the question asked of you didn't really help us with this -
because most or all of the values were obviously very admirable and hence received high
marks. What we really wanted to ask each of you was "which of these values do you consider
the *most* important to include in a CRU values statement?" Thus even if particular values
are very admirable, you might not consider it important that they are explicitly included
in a "values statement". A "values statement" would set out the ethos which CRU would
strive to follow, in undertaking our activities (which are themselves covered by our
existing "mission statement" - see CRU flyer for this, as I couldn't find it on our
Please select the SIX values that you would most like to form part of a CRU "values
statement". Simply reply listing the SIX numbers from the list below (1-25) - despite not
having the Hub software to collate this, I will keep your responses anonymous by
transferring the numbers to a voting form and deleting your email.
1. Aim to influence national/international policymaking
2. Working at the "cutting edge"; doing work that matters to governments and the wider
3. Promotion of a sustainable environment
4. Contribution to a popular understanding of environmental issues
5. Contribution to UEA's environmental research profile
6. Links with end users of climate research
7. Collaboration with colleagues in other institutions
8. Interactions with 'customers'/stakeholders' bridging academic and non-academic world
9. Creativity and innovation; an environment that supports innovation
10. High quality - research/education/administration; an environment that supports high
quality research
11. Diverse people, fun and always changing work environment
12. Open communication
13. Open decision making; non-hierarchical; entrepreneurial
14. Respect for other viewpoints, courtesy, supportiveness
15. Equal opportunities; tolerance/acceptance of cultural and religious diversity
16. Healthy and safe environment
17. Appropriate and working equipment
18. Valuing staff and students; promotion of self-esteem and self-respect
19. Respect for privacy
20. Respect for family responsibilities
21. Integrity
22. Intellectual freedom and freedom of expression
23. Job security; planned career progression
24. Recognition and support of individuals' desires for personal and professional
development; reaching our potential
25. Training opportunities

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