One of our recent blog posts described how values can replace lots of frustrating bureaucratic rules and procedures. Most of the organizations have already, at least once in their lifetime, written down some kind of values. Sadly, the majority of them don’t seem to take their values seriously and many actually fail to use them in constructive meaningful way. It’s a shame, because to fully be able to benefit from the collective intelligence of people, organizations should get rid of most of the rules, procedures and other bureaucratic instruments that slow down our work.
During our recent presentations and workshops people regularly ask us how they, themselves, can successfully define their own core values. Obviously, there is not just one perfect way, but let us explain what we learned from our Bucket List heroes, what we witnessed along the way and how we recently have defined them ourselves.