Our Values and Behaviours

These are our values. We shaped them together and we are proud of them. We also created a set of behaviours for each of our values. Our behaviours provide us with a way of working and they are our minimum expectations of everyone who works at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Championing our region

  • We proactively put equality and inclusion a the heart of everything we do
  • We have pride in our region and what we do
  • We are all ambassadors and role models
  • We understand how our work contributes to the bigger picture
  • We collaborate with our partners to make the region better
  • We champion equality, diversity and inclusion externally and develop an excellent regional and national reputation.

Working together

  • We work together as one organisation and celebrate our diverse and engaged workforce
  • We work together to deliver joint solutions
  • We understand the impact that our work has on others
  • We treat each other with respect, value our differences and celebrate diversity
  • We have courageous conversations that confront and address inappropriate behaviours that demonstrate any form of prejudice, intolerance or stereotyping.
  • We listen and learn with our people, communities and businesses to understand their diverse needs and ensure our services meet their needs.

Working intelligently

  • We try new ideas and approaches
  • We take the right steps to succeed
  • We streamline the way we work to add value
  • We work efficiently with the right tools and technology
  • We use all of our resources responsibly and sustainably
  • We share and learn from our experiences and those of others through people first equality impact assessments

Positive about change

  • We challenge ourselves, each other and the organisation to have an exemplary approach to equality, diversity and inclusion in our leadership and organisational development.
  • We embrace change and innovation
  • We welcome challenge and challenge others constructively
  • We are always learning and we nurture talent
  • We have clear direction and leadership
  • We empower decision making

Easy to do business with

  • We are responsive to customer care and recognise diverse needs
  • We take ownership and find effective solutions
  • We are courteous and professional at all times
  • We deliver what we say we will and at pace
  • We are open about our decision-making
  • We recognise and adapt to diverse interests, individuals and practice.

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