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Running head: DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATION’S CORE VALUES 1
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Developing an Organization’s Core Values to Reflect Its Culture
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DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATION’S CORE VALUES 2
Developing an Organization’s Core Values to Reflect Its Culture
Core values are qualities or traits that represent an organization’s deeply held beliefs.
They motivate and reflect what is considered important. Core values show the relationship
between an organization and all its stakeholders i.e. Customers, service partners, employees,
communities and suppliers see it and experience it (Cameron & Quinn, 2005). Values are
now moving from a public relation exercise to become the guiding compass, not only for
enlightened and progressive organizations but also the well-established corporates.
An organization’s culture refers to the adopted behavior or the “felt experience” that
stakeholders have and is a representation of their values. Values impact how rational
processes operate and are practiced and are a very powerful force. Awareness of values helps
an organization and their employees to navigate effortlessly in today’s ambiguous and ever
complex business environment. Articulation of traditions and core beliefs through a set of
core values opens things up, empower employees and enable them to make crucial decisions
without reference to their line manager for tiny details, as ideas flow efficiently, and there is
room for creativity and innovation to take place.
How then can we ensure that the stakeholders’ experience of your organizational
values is explicit and aligned from the frontline to the boardroom? Every employee set the
tone. Leaders are the ones who model what is important and are particularly visible in
everything they do as people tend to take notice of their behavior. Each stakeholder has some
influence on others as an organization is a system of loosely connected individuals, and thus,
it is only as good as each of the parts (Cameron & Quinn, 2005). For values to be cemented
in the organization’s culture, everyone must be held accountable for demonstrating the values
in their everyday actions.
Four elements of culture must be put into consideration. To begin with are values.
They run the show in an organization and reflect what is important to the organization. They

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Running head: DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATION’S CORE VALUES . Developing an Organization’s Core Values to Reflect Its Culture Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATION’S CORE VALUES 2 Developing an Organization’s Core Values to Reflect Its Culture Core values are qualities or traits that represent an organization’s deeply held beliefs. They motivate and reflect what is considered important. Core values show the relationship between an organization and all its stakeholders i.e. Customers, service partners, employees, communities and suppliers see it and experience it (Cameron & Quinn, 2005). Values are now moving from a public relation exercise to become the guiding compass, not only for enlightened and progressive organizations but also the well-established corporates. An organization’s culture refers to the adopted behavior or the “felt experience” that stakeholders have and is a representation of their values. Values impact how rational processes operate and are practiced and are a very powerful force. Awareness of values helps an organization and their employees to navigate effortlessly in today’s ambiguous and ever complex business environment. Articulation of traditions and core beliefs through a set of core values opens things up, empower employees and enable them to make crucial decisions without reference to their line manager for tiny details, as ideas flow efficiently, and there is room for creativity and innovation t ...
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