I have to value my previous place of work. Values at that company were extremely clearly communicated. If anyone in that company had, or has today, any misunderstanding of the values, they must not spend a lot of time at work! Values (in this company) are very well defined and incorporated into recruitment criteria, induction as well as quarterly performance evaluation criteria. Even though I must admit I had something to do with this, the culture of living the values was already in place way before I ever started working there.
These days when I meet people from other organisations I keep asking what are your corporate values and how could I see and feel them if I worked here. Too often even the CEO's and the HR directors are unable to name if not all, at least part of their values. This only tells me in reality, the values are not that important and if they are, they are too complex, thus difficult to understand and remember. What a waste!
How does one incorporate values into everyday life at organisations?
For example this way: