Organizational values anchor a team, a business unit or a company. They can provide a moral foundation for taking the high ground in tough times or when temptation comes knocking. They reflect and reinforce organizational culture.
Many organizational leaders take the time and effort to come up with an explicit set of values that reflect the beliefs and aspirations of their company or business unit. These values are often inspirational; professing integrity, leadership and teamwork. When I ask about organizational values, I find that the executives I work are often enthusiastic and supportive of them. (more…)