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The Double-Edged Sword of Organisational Values: When Misalignment Hurts Culture


Today, let’s dive into a topic many avoid: the perils of misaligned organisational values.



The Peril of Hollow Values:


It's easy to have a list of 'core values' on the office wall. But what happens when these are mere words, not lived experiences? You cultivate a culture of cynicism among your employees.


Scratch Below the Surface:


Decoding your organisation's


DNA isn't a quick fix. It takes more than a half-day workshop and a few post-it notes. It demands real effort.



Road-Test Your Values:


True values withstand real-world challenges. If you claim 'People First' or a 'Caring Culture', but then overlook toxic behaviour for the sake of revenue, that's not culture; that's just marketing.


The Courage to Be Authentic:


Deep Dive: Understand what values are genuinely lived in your organisation.

Reflect: Do these align with your listed 'core values'?

Adjust: If not, it's time for some serious self-reflection.


The Payoff:


When values are woven into the very fabric of your organisational DNA, the benefits are transformative. Employees feel seen, clients feel the authenticity, and both are more likely to stick around for the long haul.


Commit to Authenticity:


Real change needs courage, patience, and genuine commitment. The reward is a resilient, authentic culture that stands the test of time and turbulence.


📞 Let's Talk:


Ready to decode the DNA of your organisation and align your values with your true culture? Let's set up a time to chat. I can guide you on this complex, yet rewarding journey towards authenticity.


Feel free to reach out to us to continue the conversation on aligning values with genuine culture.


Margaret








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