How does your company value its values?
What I mean by this is: when the official company values are reflected by actual outcomes and by ways that individuals and teams are working, how do you celebrate that?
🆘 When a Customer-Focussed business resolves a customer’s issue, how is the solver rewarded?
📊 When a business that prides itself on Excellence hits its stringent KPIs, how does the team celebrate?
🤝 When a diverse team works really well together across multiple departments, how do you encourage other cross-functional teams to strive for the same level of Collaboration?
🛠 When a production team finds a solution that significantly reduces errors and starts banging out products in line with your company’s vision for Quality, what’s the recognition of the improvement?
🤑 I’m not suggesting financial bonuses. I feel that packaging up a year’s worth of soft-skill wins and slapping a monetary value on it seems jarring. Nevermind subjective!
Here are some quick ideas:
🙏 Allow teammates to nominate each other for a weekly “kudos” email celebrating small achievements.
📰 Issue an internal newsletter highlighting larger successes in the business. Keep everybody informed and included.
📈 Display infographics demonstrating process improvements, and include the names and pictures of the people who were involved.
Create a culture where the company’s values are truly valued!
Positively reinforce value-aligned behaviours. It is the best way to integrate them into your company culture at every level, so you can achieve your business goals and succeed in your vision.
🔄 Please share the ways you, your team and your company celebrate their values in the comments below! I’d love to hear some success stories from your current and past workplaces.
See the other elements of this series on company values: Living Company Values, Disconnected Company Values and Co-creating Company Values.
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