WHY VALUES-BASED ORGANISATIONS DO BETTER
Management guru Peter Drucker observed that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
It’s a thought borne out in modern business by the nagging feeling that – despite the best intentions and efforts of smart people – traditional management doesn’t quite work. Another crank of the strategy handle fails to get the business firing on all cylinders.
There’s an increasing body of evidence that new values-based frameworks create more engaged employees, making the business more effective, and producing better returns for investors. Research from Harvard Business School showed that a stock portfolio of companies with strong commitment to ESG culture (environmental, social, governance) beat the index by 6.01% annualised.
As a result, many organisations are seeking ways to build better performance by increasing rapport with their teams and creating a cohesive, purpose-driven culture.
And yet, this kind of living, breathing, progressive culture has to be introduced carefully. It takes leadership at all levels, openness and innovative thinking across the organisation and genuine dialogue between the business and its stakeholders, especially employees.
Our open, collaborative consultancy style can help major organizations re-frame for the 21st century. We understand – and sympathize with – how difficult change can be in any company, for the management as well as the employees. And yet, across many industries, the need for change and innovation is pressing.
As well as running a ‘holacratic’ business ourselves, we have extensive experience in helping clients define and implement values-based systems.