Core values are the essence of a company’s identity; they support the vision and shape the culture of the organisation. Core values cannot be simply ‘copied and pasted’ onto your website and into your business in the hope that they will fit the unique DNA of your company. They need to be developed from within to be authentic to you, your team and your business.
Investing time in the development of your core values will make managing your team and client expectations easier. Core values act as a decision-making filter for the daily operation of your business. They align a team’s thinking and actions while reducing workplace tension and helping to build better internal and external relationships.
Experience has shown that the most effective way to develop a set of core values is by having an independent facilitator lead the process that ensures the outcome represents the genuine DNA of your business. We have developed this workshop to allow you to create the core values for your business – providing a great foundation and guide for the way your team interacts with clients and each other.
Ask yourself the following questions:
A clear set of core values is the foundation for a great business culture and will make leading and managing your team and client expectations a lot easier. When your team lives into your core values you’re more likely to achieve your business goals. Quite simply, in the words of the management guru, Peter Drucker, ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’.
We have developed a workshop to enable you and your team to identify and develop your core values, before the workshop, you will complete our Workshop Briefing Pack which will get you all thinking about your values and vision for the business. This will ensure that everyone is prepared for the workshop and enable you to get the maximum benefit out of it. You will participate in a four-hour facilitated workshop that will guide you through the process of creating up to five genuine core values along with their definitions. You will also learn how to maximise the effectiveness of your core values and ensure that your team lives into them.
As a part of the core values development process, we will:
Differences in values, beliefs and strategies in your business will not only disrupt and destabilise your team and the culture in your business but can also impact the service you provide to your clients. If you don’t have a set of core values that define expectations and behaviour or feel that they are not working for you, then we recommend you contact us today to discuss the benefits of having a Core Values Workshop.