Wednesday 10 April 2019

Is there a shared-view around the behaviours that demonstrate your values?

This is the third recent post on living values. The first was What do you mean when you say 'traditional values'?  and the second Turning values into virtues (sustainable not situational values).

The key to living values is turning words into behaviours.

In most workplaces values are words. In remarkable workplaces values are behaviors.

Most organisations have stated values. Very few are lived. Rarely is there a shared-view around the behaviours that demonstrate values. Of course if you are the exception rather than the rule you have competitive advantage.

Should you not yet have agreed behaviours in place for each of your values begin to do this work.

There must be alignment between personal and organisational values. Any disconnect means trouble. So begin here. Often conversations around behaviours that are acceptable in families is a good starting place.

I suggest 3 to 5 behaviours that cover key aspects of human relationships as plenty.

Below are examples of behaviours from one workplace:

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.

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