Defining Your Corporate Culture – Values At Work
Listed below are some suggestions of things you may value at work. Give each one a grade 0-5, 0 being least important 5 being most important to you.
Achievement Advancement Authority Challenge
Creativity Change Co-operation Competence
Competition Detail Excitement Developing Others
Effectiveness Excellence Discipline Ethical Practice
Friendship Growth Honesty High Earnings
Involvement Knowledge Leading Intellectual Work
Learning Location Loyalty Influencing Others
Managing Merit Money Making Decisions
Openness Order Peace Meaningful Work
Power Promotion Recognition Precision
Reputation Responsibility Quality Sense of Humour
Security Self Respect Stability Personal Development
Status Pragmatism Respect Teamwork
Travel Variety Pioneering Working Alone
Integrity Fun Giving Being Under Pressure
Companionship Commitment Socialising Motivating Others
Earning Trust Ecology Fairness Progression
Independence Freedom Results Realism
Initiative Opportunity Deadlines Targets
Delegation Self-Reliance Prestige Self-Esteem
Confidence Truth Fellowship Harmony
Practicality Goals Tolerance Accountability
Improvement Discovery Curiosity Assurance
Praise Reward Bonuses Fame
Be Noticed Appreciation Accolade Approval
Commendations Admiration Solitude Safety
Routines Forgiveness Support Common-Sense
Expertise Innovation Strong Leadership Entrepreneurship
WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SALES TEAM?
Using the above list as a guide, think about what is most important to you at work. Think about their relative importance to you and put them in priority order. Compare any two and ask, If I had to give up one which would it be?
In a team probe and help each other to do this, you may find that some merge together under one heading. Finally list three from everybody’s top five. This is a definition of your corporate culture. When you recruit give applicants this form and ask them to do the same. Thus one technique will save you a lot of time and money on hiring the wrong people.