Many companies have a stated set of values but it can be tough to know what they really represent. Can a company be expected to uphold a set of shared values in the same way that friends, family, or society itself is? In my own career I have worked with companies whose values are held closely and followed, while others simply have a plaque on the wall but lack the internal culture that upholds and focuses on the reality that those abstract values represent.
At FacilityNow we adopted our values early on. They specifically express how we treat others and how we expect to be treated by our business partners and customers. These values are the first place we turn to when we face a challenge and they have proven to be a valuable guidepost and moral compass that consistently lead us to the right decisions. We believe that every company should establish a meaningful set of values that defines the moral direction of the organization and its leaders.
For your consideration I offer the values of FacilityNow:
- Tell the truth
- Be fair
- Keep your promises
- Respect the individual
- Encourage intellectual curiosity