Do Your Corporate Values Keep You in the Right Path?
In some organizations, company values are monitored, lived, and rewarded as they help people to make important day-to-day performance and behavior decisions. In other organizations, company values are just empty words and slogans. We believe that corporate values set forth company-wide guidelines for desired workplace behavior.
Do Your Values Have Value?
Do your espoused corporate value clash with the way leaders and employees really behave? When values are thoughtfully selected and meaningful, they can be the foundation for a healthy corporate culture. When values are not lived, especially by high performers, they create cynicism and politics at work.
How to Evaluate Your Current Corporate Values
To test that your corporate values are believable, actionable, and true reflections of the culture you are trying to establish, ask yourself these two questions:
If the answer is “no” to either question, you have some work to do. As a leader it is your job to shape your culture to best drive your people and business strategies forward.
Why Values and Culture Matter
We define culture as how things truly get done in an organization. It can be measured by understanding the way people think, behave, and work. This includes the values that drive key business practices and behaviors.
Time to Revise Corporate Values
To operate at your peak, you need corporate values that truly define your workplace culture. Otherwise they are empty and do little to frame how you do business. What we know is that when values are at odds with your culture, performance suffers.
But when values and culture are aligned, work is accomplished much more smoothly. Daily decisions and behaviors are driven by a framework of values that have meaning and purpose.
The Bottom Line
As a business leader, it is up to you to shape your culture so that you and your employees are firing on all cylinders. Are your values clear and consistent with the way things get done at your company? Do your corporate values help you keep on your chosen culture path to success?
To learn more about how corporate values keep you on the right path, download A Purposeful and Aligned Organizational Culture – Your DNA for Success
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