3 Reasons Why Company Values Matter
Values are the core of who you are as a company. No matter how big or small your business is, it is important to establish strong values from the start because they oftentimes set the course for the success of your business. At Snellings Walters, our values are the heartbeat of who we are as an organization. Let’s take a look at 3 reasons why values matter.
Values Impact Who You Hire
It is important to find the right fit for your team. You want individuals who care deeply about the values of your company and who will strive to live out those values in the workplace and outside of the workplace – they will be representing the name of your company, after all.
Values Are The Core of Your Culture
Integrating your values into everything you do as a business is important. Everything you decide as an organization should stem from them.
“Values are written words, and your culture is how you actually live [them out],” said Jeff Lawson, Articulating Company Values & Living Them Authentically.
When you establish company values at the core and hire based off of them from the beginning, it sets up positive guidelines for your employees’ behavior both in and out of the workplace. It also has a direct impact on decision making and behavior.
You can use your values as a reference in every aspect of your work:
If you’re trying to make a large decision for a client – go look at your values statement.
If you’re experiencing conflict in the workplace – refer back to your values statement.
If you’re hiring and want to give a strong example of your internal company culture – show them your values statement.
Values Give Employees Purpose and Direction
“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
This quote sits under the values section on our website because it is true. Without defining what you’re about, it is hard to have purpose and direction.
At Snellings Walters, we are proud to say that our values are engaged, accountable, curious, and authentic. This means we strive to have a more than me attitude, we own our parts, we seek to understand, and we are true to ourselves every day. These values guide us and give us purpose in our work.