Shared Values Defined
Shared values are what engender
trust and link
an organization together. Shared values are also the identity by which your
organization is known throughout its business areas.
These values must be
stated as both corporate objectives and
individual values. Every
organization and every
leader will have a different set of
values that are appropriate to its business situation.
The only thing that works is
management by values. Find people who are competent and really
but more importantly, people who care exactly about the same things
you care about.
Establishing Shared Values
Ensuring employee's understanding of
organization's values and vision requires your organization to have clearly
defined values. Without this, your organization can get itself into real
trouble. Defining shared values is more than putting
words on paper. Most organizations have values statements or
mission statements; yet many do
not follow them.
in a systematic way using various approaches that may include visual
representations, training seminars, and/or socializing events...
members are looking for a "values fit" with their
team. Without it,
they won't give the team their best.
Team members should participate
in establishing shared vales
and values-based common goals if you wish them to live these values,
committed to these goals, and have a feeling of interdependence
and ownership for their jobs and unit.
Shared values become also
your team's code of behavior as they define what is and isn't