Milton Rokeach discovered that workers have two sets of
values. On his Rokeach Value Survey (RVS), he noted that workers have Terminal
Values and Instrumental Values. Terminal Values are what you want as your
primary goal in life. Instrumental values are the values and behaviors you
practice in order to reach your terminal values. For example, if your overall
goal in life (terminal value) is to live a comfortable and prosperous life,
then you behave in an ambitious and hardworking way (instrumental value).
Share 2-3 examples of where you stand in your own behavior
at work or school within the spectrum of terminal vs. instrumental values.
Point to specific details and actions. What insights can you share about
yourself from this exercise?