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Values should be at the core of every business. They're what your business stands for, your philosophy, your reason for being. Your business's values will help to steer your business, management and employees in the right direction.
Having core company values can help you ensure each of your employees, from top leadership to entry-level, are working towards the same common goal, and share a bigger purpose.
Purpose is undeniably critical for employee satisfaction. In fact, an Imperative survey of LinkedIn members found 73% of purpose-oriented members are satisfied in their jobs, compared to 64% who are not purpose-oriented.
Plus, purpose doesn't just improve employee satisfaction -- it also increases your bottom line. The same Imperative survey found 58% of companies with a clearly articulated and understood purpose experienced growth of +10%, compared to just 42% of companies that don't prioritize purpose.
Ultimately, core values are critical if you want to create a long-lasting, successful, and motivating place to work.
What You Need to Know - The What
Every company has a culture, either by default or by design. When companies don't pay attention or guide the culture, the wrong values can become ingrained. Employees can learn by observation that there is a culture of secrecy, of placing blame or of cutting corners.
In essence, your company values are the beliefs, philosophies, and principles that drive your business. They impact the employee experience you deliver as well as the relationship you develop with your customers, partners, and shareholders.
Your company values are your company's DNA and they help you differentiate your business from the competition. That's why you can't make any important business decisions without having them in mind.
You have to live your company values in everything you do and set the right example for your employees. It's the only way you can build trust in the workplace. Don't ask your employees to follow the company values you've set for your business if you don't follow and integrate them into your daily work in the first place. Every decision your employees make should be aligned with the company values you've communicated with them.
The only way to know that your employees are practicing your company values is to first of all HAVE a set of company values and then practice living them in the workplace. What gets measured gets done. Feedback on the practice and use of your business values is the best way to ensure understanding and compliance at all levels.
What You Need to Do
To take control and shape the behavior of your employees, you need to set core values deliberately, take them seriously and operationalize them. Having them without acting on them can actually be worse than not having them at all; that communicates inauthenticity.
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Written by Donna Kunde
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