The Advantage of Values for Your Team
Avoid the discrepancies in lived values in your team that lead to decreased cohesion and productivity.
A recurring theme in our workshops is the increasing importance participants give to values in their teams and organisations.
In Freedom to Learn, Carl Rogers defines them thus: “(Values are) the tendency of any living beings to show preference, in their actions, for one kind of object or objective rather than another”.
Thus, teams with clearly communicated and lived values will tend to be more cohesive and more productive. As pressures on leaders increases, the impact of values’ discrepancies increases (at a guess) at least quadratically.
In the following posts we’ll explore how these discrepancies arise and how you can deal with them day-to-day.:
- How to identify a set of values to support your team.
- How we use our team values in practice.
- How values can impact your health.
- How values affect your development as a leader.