Beliefs are whatever an individual is willing to accept without direct verification by experience or without the support of evidence, resulting in assumption which is taken for a basis of action or non action.
A belief system is an organised way of trying to explain the world around us. It is something that distinguishes human beings, and becomes an integral part of culture. examples include humanism, religion, capitalism, science and feminism.
Values are essential components of belief systems. They are the highly-perceptible ingredients that help bind members of social groups and cultures together in their common belief systems. Values are action-oriented, providing fast, simplified judgement calls for certain kinds of situation. They reduce the need for time-consuming consideration of alternative views and actions, and are often applied where factual information is not available.
An experience is knowledge or practical wisdom that is gained from what one has observed, encountered or undergone. Types of experience include:
• Physical experience
• Mental experience
• Emotional experience
• Spiritual experience
• Religious Experience
• Social experience
• Virtual experience and simulation gaming
• Immediacy of experience
• Subjective experience
Our self-awareness of our own values, beliefs, experiences will affect our approach to our working practices. Our own personalities can affect practice positively or negatively depending on such traits as motivation, conformity, cooperation, consistency, respect, fairness, creativity, previous experiences of learning; and there can be conflicts between our own values and beliefs.
We each bring our backgrounds, beliefs, values, talents and behaviour standards to work. Taken together, these define how we treat others and how we expect to be treated. They define what makes each of us unique. To respect diversity is to recognize each individual for his/her unusual and unique talents. These talents are as...