Do Your Values Actually Mean Something?

By     Jul 8, 2015

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In this Harvard Business Review article, Patrick M. Lencioni discusses how constructing organizational core values is not a simple or meaningless task. We cannot and should not establish values because “we think we should” or “it’s the right thing to do.” They must be based on true meaning and upheld to the highest standard.

Ensuring the core values of an organization resonate positively with employees is essential. Lencioni states that core values should be integrated with every employee-related process in the organization and that ultimately, “poorly implemented values can poison a company’s culture.”

What was the process of creating your organization's core values like? How do you ensure these values continue to resonate with your employees, colleagues and even yourself? Tells us in the comments section or at #ValuesNAS.