|Moving Together In The Right Direction|
Behaviorally-based value systems take the "wiggle room" out of interpreting the “right way.” Once organizational values are defined, expected behaviors to display those values are also outlined. For example, we value collaboration and therefore expect all team members to consider others’ ideas, and to have drafts and finished products reviewed by at least one other team member. These expected behaviors are communicated to all team members. Team members can use a variety of methods to achieve goals, as long as they stick to behaviors that fall in line with our value of collaboration.
It’s just as important to build a great reputation for your organization as it is to work towards defined sales or productivity goals. A solid reputation is built when all employees understand and adhere to expected behaviors that communicate organizational values. The “right way” must be understood.