Archive for values SmartBlogs
A.G. Lafley will be taking the helm once again as CEO of consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble.
He retired from the company four years ago and is replacing Bob McDonald, the person he identified as his successor. As a P&G alumnus, I got a note sent by Lafley to the employees of P&G. Here is his note; it reminded me of all the reasons I am grateful for having worked at that company.[…] Continue Reading »
The Denver Post recently announced the results of its second annual Top Workplaces program. The rankings are based on over 32,000 employee surveys from 183 employers in the Denver area.
Employees scored employers on a wide range of areas, including appreciation of workers, company direction, confidence in senior leadership, workplace values and ethics, encouragement of ideas, competence of management, and pay and benefits.[…] Continue Reading »
Organizational values anchor a team, a business unit or a company. They can provide a moral foundation for taking the high ground in tough times or when temptation comes knocking. They reflect and reinforce organizational culture.
Many organizational leaders take the time and effort to come up with an explicit set of values that reflect the beliefs and aspirations of their company or business unit.[…] Continue Reading »
Walk down Mahogany Row in most corporate offices and you’ll be able to read a lot about what the organization stands for. You’ll likely see plaques that outline core values, posters that tout a commitment to the customer. Some examples:
Guiding Principles • Mission • Leadership model • Philosophy • Vision • Code of conduct • Our commitment • Goals • Roadmap to results • Credo • Value proposition • Culture statement • Who we are • Our responsibility
The work of Tom Peters and Bob Waterman three decades ago caused executives and leaders to take seriously the idea of using corporate values to intentionally drive culture.[…] Continue Reading »
I’m coaching a senior leader through his company’s culture change. He recently told me, “Man, this culture management is hard work!” We both laughed — and agreed.
It takes time and energy to tend, monitor, and nurture a safe, inspiring work environment in your organization’s divisions and teams.
Safe, inspiring work environments do not happen by chance. Human foibles and temptations, driven by greed and power, can make companies lousy places to work.[…] Continue Reading »