Our Values


Our new values

 Accountability - we do what we say we will

 Integrity - we are honest, fair and speak up 

 Empowerment - we enable communities and colleagues to be the best they can

 Respect - we value and listen to each other

 Excellence - we continually improve through listening, learning and innovation 


Values and Behaviours Framework - This document explains what our new values here at Gloucestershire County Council are and how to put them into practise in the work place.

To find out more about our values please watch the Values Bitesize below.


What is a value?

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and how we treat each other.  They were developed by our colleagues as being what is essential to us at GCC.   They provide essential guiding principles about the way we work and set the tone for our culture, and identify what we, as a whole, care about. 

When this happens, people understand one another, everyone does the right things for the right reasons, and this common purpose and understanding helps people build great working relationships.

When values are out of alignment, people work towards different goals, with different intentions, and with different outcomes. This can damage work relationships, productivity, job satisfaction, and creative potential.

What do we mean by behaviour?

Behaviours are how we demonstrate the approach and attitude we want to take to work and how we demonstrate our values.  They are the same for all colleagues and are about:

  • how we do things
  • how we treat each other
  • what we say and how we say it
  • how we expect to be treated

How do they fit into the wider context of priorities within GCC?

The values and behaviours form a key part of the Employee Engagement Strategy which details our commitment and plan of action for 2018 – 2021 for improving the experience of all of us within GCC.



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