Clarity of values can make a significant contribution toward good behaviors and a better culture. The primary function of leadership is to nurture organizational culture through values.
There’s no doubt that there’s a BIG difference between the values written on corporate letterhead and the reality of so-called company culture. At Management 3.0, we want to change the world of work and company culture is a huge part of that.
Where can we start when it comes to organizational culture? Ask your team:
What do we care about?
What do we want to be?
How do we want to act?
Now, how do we define our values to define behavior and improve results?
Your job as leader is to cultivate those values and company culture by building frameworks that enable societal value, with consistency and trustworthiness.
You cannot change an organization’s culture. What you can change is the guideposts, transparency and boundaries.
Company Culture is a by-product of consistent behavior.
Create guideposts: Make a value list and create a culture book
Create transparency: Share stories of enacted values following espoused values
Create boundaries: Discourage bad behaviors. Encourage good behaviors
Pick your values. Use these values to create guideposts. Share value stories and create a work expo as a visual reminder of those values at the office. You can even create days where your company focuses on these chosen values, sharing your own stories and sharing them with stories of other organizations. Create a video to celebrate the values and stories you’ve shared. Post on the company intranet or really show off your company values and post it on social media.
A preview of the Values and Culture module’s slides:
In this Management 3.0 Module you will learn how to define personal as well as company values and get better results. You will talk about questions such as how to grow a great organizational culture and how to create a work environment people will be proud of. Of course you will get introduced to some practices to shape the company culture and turn it into a great place to work.
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Tools & Practices
Ditch the boring employee handbook and create something that truly embodies your company’s values