Bridging the values gap in an organization supports thriving not merely surviving! When the company’s core values support employees to be happy and productive, then the environment is the backbone for less health problems and less aggression while productivity is higher. Dr. Martin Seligman (US Zeitgeist 2010) challenged corporate leaders to expand the definition of bottom line to include “achievement, accomplishment and flourishing”.
Values are intangible and subtle, yet give us important messages. Frustration, for instance, may be a values indicator indicating when there is a non alignment challenge. It’s often a red flag calling for looking inward, shifting awareness and action leading to empowered choices and increased happiness.