All of the most successful businesses – the most successful organizations of any kind, for that matter – are successful in large part because they develop core values, create a true company or organizational culture, and reinforce these values in this culture on an around-the-clock kind of basis.
If you are hoping to create this kind of success in your organization you’ll want to make sure that you are doing as much of the things we described below as humanly possible. You’ll want to be really clear about your culture, about your values, and about how you want to be perceived in your market and your industry before getting started, and you’ll want to do your best to “live your values” whenever you are conducting business.
Fully commit to building a values-based company
There isn’t any dipping your toe in the water here when you’re looking to build a values-based company.
You are really going to need to think about the kind of company you want to create, the kinds of values that are most important, and the values that you are going to place about profits and revenue. This isn’t going to be easy all the time, but if you want smashing success over the long haul it’s the only road to take.
Figure out your personal values first
This isn’t going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s going to be absolutely necessary if you are going to create a company that has values you can congruently hold as well.
You want to hold up a mirror to your life, figure out your own personal values (it’s much harder then you will expect at first), and then find out how important those values are to your life in business. Congruency is everything when it comes to authenticity, and business today simply cannot survive without true authenticity.
Outline your company values in writing
You cannot allow your company’s core values – it’s very foundation – to exist somewhere in the ether, completely and totally open up for interpretation by anyone and everyone involved in your company.
Instead, you need to sit down, outline your company values in crystal-clear and concise writing that everyone can understand, and then find ways to really reinforce these values and this culture as much as you possibly can. This is work – hard work – but it always pays off significantly.
Get your team members to buy in
At the end of the day, any core values and any company culture is going to collapse like a poorly constructed tent in a hurricane if you don’t have full buy-in from your team members from top to bottom.
This is especially important when you are first starting a company and trying to build a culture and values from the ground up. Everyone needs to be pulling in the same direction, everyone needs to understand why they are pulling in the same direction, and everyone needs to buy-in totally so that new members to your team have a reason to buy-in as well when they join up.
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