The results are in: Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment

How has COVID-19 impacted the values and culture of organisations? What is needed to recover and thrive?  These are great questions – because we’re seeing values change right in front of our eyes. Change that normally would take years, not weeks. The Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment sought to answer these – and more questions – toContinue reading “The results are in: Global COVID-19 Culture Assessment”

Please take (and share) the BVC COVID-19 Culture Assessment

The current pandemic has ushered in a new moment in our history: The Great Pause. This is a formidable global disruption both in its force, suddenness and in its intimacy. The Great Pause has exposed strengths and deficiencies in the structures, systems, and cultures of business and society. As we all emerge into what manyContinue reading “Please take (and share) the BVC COVID-19 Culture Assessment”

7 Levels of Ethical Business Practice

For the next 7 Thursdays, we present the Seven Levels of Ethical Business Practice to help leaders consciously create effective, ethical cultures – it is a collaboration with the Barrett Values Centre. Read the first article here: valuescentre.com/resource-library/ethical-business-practice/ And do help spread the word:

New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council

AretéWork whole-heartedly welcomes the new Guidance for boards and board committees from the Financial Reporting Council. The guidance covers a lot of ground. In this brief post we’ll focus on one key element in the guidance: “The workforce will be a vital source of insight into the culture of the company.” We agree with this, andContinue reading “New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council”

Shared values contribute to safe landing – the case of Southwest Airlines

There is no point in sitting in the Board room and choosing values in a vacuum; no matter how well you think you know your business, unless… The view from the C suite is different from the view from other vantage points. It can be a reality distortion field. I’ve seen it for myself. NoContinue reading “Shared values contribute to safe landing – the case of Southwest Airlines”

Why values?

Everyone has values, they are not only the source of our internal motivation and our decision-making but, as Richard Barrett explains in his new book, Everything I have learned about Values, they are the “energetic drivers of our aspirations and intentions”. Perhaps that is what attracted me to working with values when I set outContinue reading “Why values?”