By understanding the aims, objectives and values of the service in which you work, you will be able to align your job role to the goals of your employer and work in the way in which they expect.
The aims of your organisation are the goals that it wants to achieve by being in business. Your job role will contribute to your organisation’s aims. For example, one of your organisation’s aims might be to become the number one provider of supported living services in your region.
Your organisation’s objectives are the things that need to be done to achieve it’s aims. They can be thought of as planned stepping stones towards an aim. For example, looking at the aim above, one objective may be to take get an outstanding CQC rating.
The core values of your organisation are the ideals that it strives to uphold in it’s day-to-day business. Some examples of values may be being non-judgmental or compassionate. It is usually important for an employer to find out during the interview process if an individual’s own personal values align with those of the organisations.
Find out your employer’s aims, objectives and values
To identify your employer’s aims, objectives and values you should examine their company literature. This information may be contained in brochures, company policies or on their website. You may also find out from your manager.