I recently facilitated a Teams & Talent Intensive focused on helping organizations engage employees. The session included teams from diverse area nonprofits—organizations of different sizes, missions and complexity. After a day of independent team discussion about workplace cultures and how to engage their unique employees, I was surprised to learn that every single group left the session with one common post-session to-do; they all chose to focus on their core values.
An organization’s core values are stated principles that guide how people work within the organization and the communities they serve. These values play a fundamental role in organizational effectiveness by:
Your values will only be effective if they’re integrated into your organizational culture after taking the time to develop, talk about, and deeply understand them within your organization.
We’re taking our own advice at Mission Capital and spending six months rallying around our own organizational core values: collaboration, service excellence, trust, learning, innovation, and connectedness.
Each month, the Mission Capital staff is focusing on one value. To better incorporate each value into our organization, we are dedicating:
We look forward to reflecting on our values and sharing our thoughts with you in the coming months!