The UTS Values
DISCOVER - and share new knowledge and new ways to lead through our teaching, research, intellectual debate and use of technology.
ENGAGE - and collaborate with each other, our students, alumni, partners, professions and communities, locally and internationally.
EMPOWER - each other and our students to grow, contribute, challenge and make a difference.
DELIVER - on our obligations to each other, our students, our partners ad communities, while maintaining high standards and ethical behaviour.
SUSTAIN - our local and global environment, our organisational health, our ability to create a positive, viable future
The UTS values describe the characteristics that create our distinctive UTS culture, both current and aspiring. The UTS values guide the performance of UTS as a whole and are integrated into action planning and work planning processes.
Whilst our objectives describe what we need to achieve, the UTS values describe how we need to operate. The values are the basis for describing agreed behaviors that guide our interactions with each other, students, our partners and the wider community. They describe the quality of relationships and the individual behaviours that create the right working environment for achieving our objectives.
The values in workplans - DEEDS in action
Everyone has a role to play in bringing the UTS values into our everyday work life. The first step is to create opportunities for staff, their supervisors and leaders to have constructive conversations about how the UTS values are interpreted and enacted in each local context.
Senior leaders are responsible for role-modeling, demonstrating exemplar behaviours and rewarding these behaviours in others. They are also responsible for guiding the creation and implementation of policies, procedures and practices that support the values in action.
Managers and supervisors are responsible for conducting conversations with their staff, as part of the workplanning and review process, and leading team activities that identify the behaviours relevant to the work area. The relationship with direct reports is the key to high performance and setting clear expectations of how
objectives are achieved is a crucial element of a productive relationship. This team activity
is one way to identify the value driven behaviours relevant to the local area. Managers and supervisors looking for further guidance on conducting regular workplanning and review conversations are referred to the workshops in the Leading at UTS
and Communication Skills Program
. For further support in facilitating the DEEDS in action discussion within teams, contact your HR Partner.
Individual staff members are responsible for looking at how the UTS Values apply in their work. The UTS values are a dimension of performance and are incorporated into work plans. Values driven behaviours identified through team activities are a good place to start. This sample list
of behaviours provides some examples that may be incorporated into the work plan.