Your values bring the right people together to drive your business and your future.
How are your values impacting your stakeholders and your business?
A values statement should not be seen as a passive decoration for walls and on your Website. They are easily ignored and the words don’t really tell anyone what to do in any specific sense.
We all need a sense of unchanging values. A practical way to crystallise your values is to write a behavioural Statement called “This is how we demonstrate our values.” The following is an example of my behavioural statements.
Our behaviour within the workplace can contribute positively to creating a productive and harmonious environment in which customers, employees and partners can be inspired and people can achieve their full potential.
Examples of how to demonstrate your values
We provide quality services to our customers and other stakeholders, ensuring our relationship with them continuously improves.
We see ourselves as a problem solver and provider of practical information and experience (value added) for our customers, rather than “peddlers” of products. We create products and services based on the frustrations, problems, wants, needs and aspirations of our customers.
We focus on being entrepreneurs with a speciality in linking business development and health, in the global market, in a structure that will enable staff, management and stakeholders to participate in the opportunities, responsibility and rewards for effort.
We are passionate and enjoy what we do, we are enthusiastic and have fun by attracting and encouraging people to set high standards and helping ordinary people do extraordinary things.
“Show me a person with good values and I will show you a person who can be relied on to perform and who will be there for you, even when the going gets rough”. Peter Sergeant
We maintain tight creative strategies, linked to our strengths, that provide innovative concepts and improved effectiveness, following through by maintaining a personal level of contact, with our customers and other stakeholders.
We understand and participate in further education, self-improvement and development of professional skills at the same time we encourage self-improvement and development of the skills and knowledge of others.
We conduct ourselves and our business activities, in a professional manner and at all times act with integrity in our dealings. We maintain an effective and tight infrastructure in order to maintain our cost effectiveness. We outsource everything that is not essential to core business allowing us to concentrate on what we do best; provide quality services to our members and other stakeholders.
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Often over the years, I have not followed my gut instincts about another person’s values and it has cost me dearly. Their behaviour was not something I was comfortable with and in hindsight, I should have severed the relationship based on my intuition or gut instincts.
When you don’t feel comfortable in the presence of someone, use it as a warning sign and be cautious before you make any commitments. Sometimes though, you can be wrong and any hasty decisions you make you could come to regret.