When values align, behaviors support productivity, efficiency and positive relationships. When values don't align, disengagement, lack of productivity, and conflict may emerge.
It is important to look at how values at the varying levels of individual, team and organization play out. Where are they in conflict? Where are they in concert?
As a team it can be useful to identify the values which shape your culture. How do these differ from individual team members? How do individual team members who share similar values define what their values mean. For example, two team members may both have a value of excellence. What does it mean to each one of them? What behaviors demonstrate that excellence?
How do the team values intersect with your organizational values? Where are they aligned and where are they a little different?
Retreats, and team meetings are a good place to explore values, and behaviors - the enablers and the derailers. What conversation do you need to have in your team?
Potentials Realized - Leadership and Team Development, Coaching, Retreats
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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