Success, accomplishments, and consequent rewards are things every person and company strives for. However, it is easy to observe that not everyone manages to reach these goals. In the same way, not everyone who gets these goals are equally happy about the results. Why is this though? There are countless possible reasons, but a fundamental idea that is quickly forgotten and dismissed is having the correct values.
Why Do Values Matter?
One might quickly question and dismiss the assessment that brings to light the importance of values. After all, we’ve heard about them for a long time. From school to our different workplaces, values have been talked about repeatedly, albeit in a generalized way. However it’s not the lack of values or vision and mission that should be at the center of our focus, but rather what exact values we hold.
Coming up with the right values to run an organization, or to inspire oneself can be the difference between ticking a task checklist for the sake of doing a job, and finding contentment in achieving success throughout the day. How then should we decide on what gives us inspiration and hope to be at the top of our game?
Scope of Impact
Knowing how, what, where, when, and who your values affect is the very first thing to consider. Your colleagues are less likely to get motivated by following a vision that is entirely self-centered or benefits a select few. Instead, having core values that positively change outcomes for a large scope of other people should be at the forefront of one’s priorities. It invites a greater sense of purpose and inspires ethical and moral motivators within people and is more likely to draw their confidence.
Simplicity and Achievability
Core values are like guidelines to follow. They are the constitution of the rules of a company, and the compass on which a worker bases decisions on. Just like guidelines, company and personal core values must be simple to understand and are grounded in humanity. Simplicity also means that these principles must be possible to adhere to and live by. Too often organizations set up grand vision and mission statements that are overly complicated and larger than life. While inspiring others to go beyond is good, going extremely over the top only adds pressure and even non-compliance.
While having a foundation that allows individuals to excel on their own is good, human history teaches us that greater things are achieved when people work together. Ensuring your core values inspire teamwork, rather than internal competition is an absolute must. This avoids the trap of a toxic work environment and instead brings about a fun and collaborative workplace. To take it a step further, having values that inspire collaboration with external parties are even better and results in building important bridges across multiple industries.
Taking into account these three key considerations will result in core values that not only result in success and happiness but also growth individually and as an organization. These are the same factors that we at Rocket Station have taken into account to ensure that we maintain greatness on another level.
About Rocket Station: Rocket Station is a world-class provider of virtual teams. We are dedicated to finding and nurturing groundbreaking talents to better businesses and improve lives.
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