Enjoy this excerpt from our new book, Healthy Leadership.
If you really want team values to take root, involve your team in the process of clarifying them. People are committed to what they help create, so let them interpret the values and define behaviors (within your acceptable boundaries).
You can facilitate this process by asking questions like:
- What do our team values mean to you?
- What specific behaviors do you think best demonstrate these values?
- What could you do differently to better reflect these values in your work?
Your actions and words are good indicators of your values. If you want these values to be more than just words, team members must perceive them as authentic and live them daily.