While there are different opinions regarding how an organisation can develop a strong culture, there is a general consensus that shared values play an important role
. Whether you're initiating changes to your company's culture or building it from the ground up, you need to identify values that resonate with people at all levels of the company. One way to achieve this is through involving staff
across the organisation in discussions around values development.
But having a list of shared values is just a start. You need to put them into action
by making major decisions based on them, so that they are reflected in people strategies, systems and processes of the business.
Of course, values need to be communicated to employees. They also need to be referred to and talked about regularly. Actions of senior management need to align with them and they should influence hiring decisions, organisational structure, physical workplace and communications.