Intentionally shape the culture in your organization.

A value is a principle that guides behavior. Values define scope for action and ethical constraints.

  • each member brings their own values to an organization based on personal experiences and beliefs
  • a group or organization may choose to collectively adopt values to guide their collaboration

  • values offer guidance to determine appropriate action, even in the absence of explicit agreements
  • defining values is a strategy that supports effectiveness of an organization:
    • reduces potential for misunderstanding
    • aligns decision making and action
    • attracts new members, partners and customers who are aligned with the organization
  • values are an agreement and thus subject to regular review