Values form the basis of our culture; they add meaning to work and they provide a basis for consistent planning and decision making across the organisation. The desired values and behaviours that every employee of Knox is expected to demonstrate in their daily activities, in the way they behave and in the way they make decisions are:
Council will work together in the pursuit of its vision, purpose and goals.
Council will be open to new ideas and will constantly seek opportunities to enhance the quality of life of the Knox community in new, more efficient and effective ways, and strive towards constantly building an adaptable and agile organisation.
Council will strive to be valued and trusted by the Knox community. Council will be respectful, open, transparent and honest in its dealings with the community. It will also be accountable in its objectives and role as a local government.
Council will maintain a passionate, highly motivated team that respects and encourages diversity. Energy is directed into achieving clearly articulated direction. Leadership and organisation learning are highly valued.
Council will ensure Council services meet quality, cost and efficiency standards; are responsive to need; accessible to members of the community to whom the service is intended; and demonstrate continuous improvement. Council will also ensure that all of its activities are efficient, effective and aligned to the achievement of Council’s purpose.