The company's values aren't cliché

The company's values aren't cliché

There are many companies out there that take values as an afterthought. Patrick Lencioni, a business management expert, calls out a value many companies use -- "Be Honest" -- as the minimum behavioral and social standard that is required of any employee.

Companies that don't "value" values, don't vary much from each other and they never really become distinguished enough to be compared to their competitors.

"Values often intersect with moral qualities but good company values shouldn't be defined by something moral."

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Values are more than just words

Company values should be taken seriously. If a company is not clear about what they do and don't value then the assumption is that this could lead to many possible frustrations and conflict which is an end result that companies wouldn't want.

Company values are something that the employees can live up to and something that can lead them through tough times that allow them to make difficult decisions regardless of the scenario.

The company's value is the glue that holds everything together for the long run.

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True core values are unique

Have you tried reading your company values? Have you read it twice? Do these values stick and are they easy to remember? If not, you probably have the wrong values.

Try to have a maximum of five values where employees can easily remember them and these said values can be applied to everyday tasks and whatever challenges they may face.

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