The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has an intrinsic core value base that is applied to both our work and working relationships.
The Institute values are as follows:
Excellence which means:
- doing the best we can;
- developing standards and monitoring our performance against these;
- seeking and accepting help from others and giving help to others both within the Institute and externally;
- taking on only as much work as we can carry out to the standards we have set ourselves;
- keeping up-to-date;
- developing individual development plans and working towards achieving them;
- building on our strengths individually and as an organisation.
Respect which means:
- making space and time to listen to each other;
- taking care of and looking out for each other;
- being courteous, always;
- recognising the impact of what we do and say on each other;
- recognising and valuing diversity among individuals and cultures;
- respecting the environment;
- embracing and appreciating differences.
Maximum appropriate involvement which means:
- having clearly identified roles and relationships;
- providing opportunities for all to be involved in planning, implementing and reviewing the work of the Institute without letting this cause undue delays;
- good planning;
- working as a team.
Trust which means:
- creating an environment that supports open and honest communication;
- allowing risks to be taken and providing a safe environment for lessons to be learnt;
- everyone taking responsibility for their actions;
- being reliable;
- assuming the best.
Principled action which means:
- speaking up for what we believe in, internally and externally;
- creating impact and effecting social change;
- checking with colleagues before taking actions which may have significant implications for the Institute;
- being committed to seeing things through, even when the going gets tough.