In our data-driven society, we seem to measure everything and everyone, then, we use that information to judge the value and worth of people (consciously and unconsciously). We see this happening at work, at school, at home, on the playground, in communities, everywhere. I have seen/experienced this with people of all ages; how we value/treat animals, organizational behavior, schools, churches, neighborhoods. I see employers hiring graduates ONLY from top tier schools, workers excluding other workers based on job titles, employees let go or forced to retire due to their value is no longer rated high, people treated “less than” the rest of us, based on the value assessment that they are less worthy.
Whether we are aware of this behavior dynamic or not, we treat poorly the people, animals, environment that we do NOT value highly. How do you determine the value of someone? What actions will you change?