“People develop their values and beliefs in childhood and nurture them over years of personal experience. They empower and motivate people, and are enduring. Values matter because they help people understand their experiences. Those experiences provide a start point for what to do in everyday situations.
Values and beliefs include culture, religious backgrounds, political beliefs, and traditions. Diverse religious and philosophical traditions will continue to shape different moral beliefs. Beliefs are convictions people hold as true. They are deep-seated, shape a person’s behavior, and are central to character. Personal values and beliefs extend beyond the organization.
One definition is that values help people discern right from wrong. I do not find this definition useful since it requires a judgment on what is right from wrong. People cannot agree on what is right or wrong. For example, some groups would consider evolution wrong, but others would consider it
I think it would be more accurate to say that people are open-minded within their set of values.