Putting values at the centre of everything your organisation does can make all the difference in engaging and motivating employees
A guest blog post by Alan Williams, consultant, author and like-minded advocate of the importance of employee engagement.
As summer moves into autumn, I wonder if you’ve noticed the increasing focus on values all over the world in the past 12 months.
In June, the Mail on Sunday newspaper published an article by David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, about British values. Meanwhile in China, the All China Journalists’ Association recently ordered its journalists to learn “Marxist news values”.
It’s happening in sport, too. In English football’s Premier League, the coach of newly promoted Burnley, Sean Dyche, said: “It’s very difficult to be successful without key core values… when Spain win the World Cup… or Oxford win the Boat Race, it’s rare that the first person who speaks says: ‘We were far more skillful.’ Instead, they tell of the work ethic, the respect in the group, the camaraderie and honesty. It’s what I look for in my team.”