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Naked Leader Week – 342 – Monday 11 January 2010
Are Values Worth It?
Time to Read – 2 minutes
More and more organisations are printing their values on posters, web-sites and on those dangly things visitors wear around their necks.
Values such as “Enabling” “Honesty” and “Robust”
Nothing wrong with those
Except, forgive my asking this – what’s the point?
We would by and large all agree with values such as those
After all, I can’t imagine an organisation coming up with “Disabling” “Dishonesty” and “Frail”
Is the point to get people to behave in that way – to be enable, truthful and strong?
Isn’t that how you would want to behave, anyway?
Which makes these values seem a little patronising
If, on the other hand, such things do change behaviour, then great
What do you think?
With my very best wishes