We often hear the word “values” being bandied around in business these days, so this World Values Day, we thought we’d explain why they matter to us and how we live by them in our Hundred Acre world.
As the World Values Day website explains:
“Values are the things that are important to us. [. . .] They are deeply held principles that guide our choices and behaviours and influence our emotions. Values are the core of who we are. They are our motivators, our drivers, the passion in our hearts and the reason why we do the things we do.”
By understanding and then assigning values to a business, you give the company an identity and employees a guide of social conduct to work to. To truly embed values in business practices, all staff members, supply chains and sub-contractors need to create habits and behaviours that bring the values to life. The same principles as to embed safety into a company too.
Some companies have mission statements or company visions...