Aligning Our Values



When our personal values clash with the values declared by the organisation we work for, there's a very high probability that we will feel that misalignment every day. We are after all human beings and as such we all have values that hold meaning and importance for us.

Here's a practical example. Imagine you work for a PLC and it's publicly stated value is "Respect for the Individual" however, every day you run into self limiting behaviours from leadership that don't reflect that value. Colleagues are bullied, suppliers mistreated, customers undervalued.

Within you, as an individual, there will be a battle going on that sees the misalignment of the declared value and the reality of the behaviours of the leadership. Successful implementation of the values alignment model, run assessments of the whole leadership team which enables them to see the bottom line effects of their actions upon the organisation as a whole.

The result of such assessments is that leadership teams see that the only way to improve their overall performance is to implement the changes themselves, in other words to live the values over a period of time that in turn enables their colleagues to see the shift from 'talking' a value to 'living' the value.

You may be interested in seeing what a values assessment is like and curious how you'd come out yourself based on the 10 current values that represent who you are right now. The end result provides data, something to work on, something to learn from.

You can take your free Personal Values Assessment here.




Martin





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Ben Wilson

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Aligning Our Values

Yes, good point. Thanks

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Nic Oliver

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Ben, a tip if I may People's heirarchy of values change - I've found it worth checking every so often to make sure the same 2 or 3 values are still at the top Kind regards Nic

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Ben Wilson

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Aligning Our Values

I use this with my clients in weight loss/fitness. If you can relate the benefits of being energised, looking good etc to their main values (being a good parent, business success) then it aids motivation and increases priority in behaviours.

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Nic Oliver

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Aligning Our Values

"The bottom line is everyone has values, when they're aligned, that's where the potential is." I agree and would add that if you want to turn the potential into business success, you need to align your values, strengths and passion, blend them into strategy that places delivering customer value at its very heart and then executes consistently and congruently. Simples! Kind regards Nic

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Martin Dewhurst

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Aligning Our Values

Thanks Peeps, Just to be clear in case you're thinking wow Martin's developed a brain overnight, the test isn't mine, it's the work of The Values Centre, founded by Richard Barrett. They've been applying this values assessment model in over 60 countries. It works at an individual, organisational and even national level and all it provides is data. This date just happens to guide leaders around the world to live their values and improve the performance of their organisations, be they schools, hospitals or multi national PLC's. The bottom line is everyone has values, when they're aligned, that's where the potential is.

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John Murray

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Aligning Our Values

Hi Martin Unfortunately, can't look at the assessment as we cannot open links or attachments. However, a great message. The more our values are in alignment with whatever we are doing, the more success we will achieve. Keep up the good work! Regards John

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John Paul

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Unfortunately, this is often the case - sometimes, the larger companies are more culpable. I've worked in larger organisations, where 'investors in people' plaques were proudly screwed to the wall and yet it was evidently not the case. So, there's a disjunct to be perceived between walls, words and reality. The younger generations shouldn't place too much stall in the noise of words - better to use their other four senses.

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Julia McDaid

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I'm just on a break in a client session where we've just been talking about values and aligning them in your own business ;-) Will come back and look at your test later

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Ben Wilson

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Aligning Our Values

I just took your values test. Interesting.

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