In my last post I want to talk about how important it is for a company to have a defined set of core values. To do this successfully management must implement the correct “Tone at the Top”. Tone at the top is the aura of the company that is created by the company’s top leaders. This tone will flow down to all employees and the company because they are paying close attention to the behavior of company leadership.
Below are just some of the steps to create a list of core values.
- Determine what makes your company unique
- Be passionate
- Create a team
- Analyze feedback from employees
These are just a few of the steps companies can use to create core values. If you’re a successful company with great employees without a defined list of core values. Don’t worry, you probably already have them and just haven’t defined them.
Relating to my goal of “Bridging the Gap” in the construction industry below are a few of the core values that are mandatory in my opinion.
Granite Construction (my employer) does a truly fantastic job of stressing the importance of Core Values.
Our leadership team is constantly reaching out and connecting with employees to share why the company believes these core values are so important. Not just with emails. But with videos, online and in person Q&A’s, and courses to promote our core values.
If you and your company wants to “Bridge the Gap” between your operational and financial department it will take a total team effort. Top leadership will need to set the example of how successful teams work together. Don’t forget to listen to your employees. Without them, bridging the gap isn’t possible.