Values & Culture.
Values-Based Organisation & Culture
Organisations nowadays are facing unprecedented challenges that make it inevitable that they revisit and health-check their culture – the values that drive the business and guiding principles of decision-making! From this arises the need for a Values-Based Organisation.
The impact of the changing business environment, geopolitical and socioeconomic situations on the future of the organisation’s architecture (structure, strategy and systems), and thus the working principles, leads the company’s structure to be more agile. This in turn will assist in the evolution of new values to guide business-dealing and decision-making. In addition, digital transformation elevates the need to move from a hierarchical model to a network model in order to build the organisation of the future.
Building your optimal culture begins with understanding the values that inspire it. These values – conscious or unconscious – motivate every decision made or action taken.
Focusing on values allows us to perceive and interpret the underpinnings of behaviour. As a result, we can develop a clear and precise picture of your organisation’s present and future dynamics, so that action plans are based on accurate insights and are tailored to your particular circumstances.
This is where our approach is uniquely effective. We have pioneered, and continue to perfect, ways to discover and activate your values to create a targeted, measurable path towards a thriving culture.
In the post COVID-19 era, the revolutionary emergence of digital reinvention will have a tremendous change and impact on the behaviours of people inside and outside the organisation. The evolution of virtual organisation set-ups is changing the nature of work, relationships and the manner of teams and individuals.
Below are the initial results and resources from Barrett Values Centre’s recent Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment. The data highlights significant shifts in the values and cultures of organisations due to the pandemic, as well as a way forward for companies to recover and thrive.
Global Workforce Trends
What is VBO all about?
A values-based organisation is a living culture embraced by all parties and built upon the foundations of core principles and beliefs that shape the organisation’s identity. As such, it differs from other traditional sets of cultures in the following ways:
Instead of concentrating on the authority, it focuses on human nature.
A values-based organisation is a culture formed by a clear set of rules, establishing a foundation and guiding principles for decision-making, actions and a sense of community.
In a values-driven culture, employees find alignment between their values and those of the organisation, creating a unified and motivated workforce.
Values are so fundamental to your organisation’s dynamics. They are a lead indicator of potential trouble areas. The beginnings of issues can be identified long before they reveal themselves in your organisation’s culture, which gives you a tremendous advantage in addressing them.
on Values Based Organisation & Culture
TTM uses tools perfected for assessing organisational values, and that data to forge a targeted, measurable path towards the optimal culture – one that is good for people and the bottom line.
Here is what to expect:
Values are so fundamental to your organisation’s dynamics. They are a lead indicator of potential trouble areas. The beginnings of issues can be identified long before they reveal themselves in your organisation’s culture, which gives you a tremendous advantage in and employs that addressing them.
The Barrett Model™
We offer a proven, comprehensive approach to cultural evolution and behavioural development – with a time-tested methodology and analytics using The Barrett Model™.
The Barrett Model™ is the breakthrough work of Richard Barrett. Inspired by Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and tested over more than two decades of real-world experience with thousands of organisations, the model identifies the seven areas that comprise human motivations. These range from basic survival at one end, to service and concern for future generations at the other.
This model provides a proven and extraordinarily useful map for understanding the values of your employees, leaders, and stakeholders.
Even better, it offers a means for creating more supportive and productive relationships between them, and a deeper alignment of purpose across your organisation.
What drives organisations to invest time, energy, and resources on building a values-based organisation culture?
Values stand at the very core of human decision-making. Besides our energy, experience, commitment or enthusiasm, when we work, we all bring our values to the organisation. The more our personal values counterpart with the organisation’s culture the more we are able to bring our full selves to work.
Most organisations operate with “default” cultures. Because no one is measuring or paying attention to the culture, the underlying values and beliefs of the leaders become “the way things are done around here.” When there is a lack of alignment between the values of the culture of the organisation and the personal values of employees, the result is low performance, which can further result in low levels of staff engagement and poor quality of products and services. On the other hand, when the values of the organisation are in alignment with the aspirational values of employees, the result is high performance. There is a much increased level of staff engagement and a pursuit of excellence regarding the quality of products and services.