What are Organisational Values?
Organisational values are the fundamental principles and core ethics which an organisation abide by.
These principals guide and dictate behaviour, influencing the way we interact with each other and how we work together. Organisational values can inspire an employee’s best efforts and also constrain their actions.
Organisational values are not descriptors of the work we do or the strategies we use to achieve our vision, they are the unseen principles and ethics that determine our behaviour.
Why are Organisational Values Important?
Organisational values are important because they become the essence of a company identity. They are what support the vision, shape the culture and reflect what a company values.
Having a clear set of values will also help your employees understand what you stand for. Organisational values provide guidance for your work and enhances a sense of security for employees.
Organisational values are extremely important as they are the deepest and most powerful motivators of personal action and are used to help employees choose between the right and wrong ways of working.
Strong, clearly articulated values are important as they can:
6 Common Core Organisational Values:
1. Integrity and Ethics.
Acting in an honest, fair, and responsible way without compromising the truth. Simply put it is doing the right thing. Building your organisation on the foundation of honesty and integrity goes a long way into building a trusting relationship with your employees, stakeholders, and customers.
A company has a responsibility towards its employees and one of its core principles should be showing utmost respect to its employees. Respecting all employees means respecting their individual human rights and privacy, eliminating all kinds and forms of discrimination, whether based on religion, belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or physical disability.
Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies.
Taking a proactive stand to create and maintain a healthy work-life balance for workers.
Encouraging employees to take initiative and give their best. Value and develop our employees’ diverse talents, initiative and leadership. Give employees the tools, resources, and decision rights to be accountable and thrive.
We are strongest when we work together as a team.
Where do Organisational Values Fit:
Knowledge and understanding of Organisational Values are crucial in developing a positive culture. Strong, clearly articulated values should be a priority of your workforce to develop appropriate workplace behaviour.
If you want to increase your organisational productivity and effectiveness, it begins with a workforce that is truly aligned to your organisational values.
Engaging, energising and enabling your employees through a foundation of organisational values can inspire an employee’s best efforts and embed a moral compass on their actions.
Collagis is committed to helping businesses like yours to optimise workforce and organisational effectiveness.
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