We developed The Values Deck to fill a need for a simple tool that helps leaders define their organisation's values.
The Values Deck is a collaborative five-step tool for business leaders who need inspiration and guidance when defining their company values.
The exercise is not about defining who you want to become in the future. It’s about defining the DNA of your organisation and determining what will guide your business in the future.
Who should you involve?
Use the Values Deck with a select group of leaders within your business, rather than with your entire business. Choose the people who display a true understanding of what your company stands for. The people you choose could be a mix of senior leaders and engaged, informal leaders within your business. The rest of your people will be involved later in the process when you ask for their assistance to bring the values to life internally.
How many people should you involve?
Choose three to eight people. Any more and you risk it becoming a consensus building exercise.
What’s the process?
The Values Deck works best if everyone has their own deck. Each person goes through steps 1, 2 and 3 on their own. You complete steps 4 and 5 as a collective.
The Values Deck digital hub
After completing the five steps, go online to our Values Deck digital hub for bonus content, tips and advice on how to:
- Engage people in your business
- Make your values unique
- Define your expected behaviours and rituals
- Learn how to use your aspirational values
What organisations using The Values Deck have to say: