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Developing a More Effective Work Environment

Imagine a business environment where people put the interests of others first, where everyone freely mentors each other, truth is common and trust abounds. Creative ideas, whatever their source are welcome and people are encouraged to take risks and given credit for their accomplishments. This is a place where people are free to act the way they really want to act… heroically, in what we call a Heroic Environment®. If you can imagine such an environment, you can create it.

The Shared Values Process® is a corporate culture methodology that is designed to facilitate the creation of a principle centered social contract between all members of the corporate culture that result in this Heroic Environment. Our Seattle area leadership and management training firm, Shared Values Associates, can show you how. We serve clients in Seattle, Bellevue, and the Northwest.

Our Shared Values Process

The definition of culture is the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, beliefs, and human work that is characteristic of a community. People tend to behave like, and to an extent even become like the people with whom they associate.

There are eight values that the Shared Values Process® aims to habituate within the corporate culture.

• Treat others with uncompromising truth.
• Lavish trust on your associates.
• Mentor unselfishly.
• Be receptive to new ideas, regardless of their origin.
• Take personal risks for the organization's sake.
• Give credit where it's due.
• Do not touch dishonest dollars.
• Put the interests of others before our own.

This process is always successful because, generally speaking, all people believe in and desire these eight values. Results include:

• People clearing issues between one another.
• Low tolerance for and incidence of sarcasm, triangulation, siloing, finger-pointing, gossip, and belittling.
• Optimum productivity and profitability, regardless of how it is measured.
• Smooth operations.
• More mentoring and less managing people.
• Increased levels of engagement, retention and joy.

Give our Seattle area management training firm a call.

You can gain a much better understanding of these corporate culture concepts by obtaining a copy of Rob Lebow's book, A Journey Into the Heroic Environment. Designing and implementing an effective corporate culture produces great results. Please call us anytime at (425) 822-8761 for more information.

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