There are lots of ways that organisations can approach implementing values. Some might chose values based on what they think they should have – they might look at the values they think a great organisation has.
At Persona we believe that it works the other way round. Our values start with our staff. We wanted to build on the values we knew our staff already had. It is these which make us unique as an organisation.
That’s why the REACH values werer launched at our staff workshops and have been built from staff feedback. They are based on the things that we observe within the organisation and the things which staff said matter. There is nothing in them that we are not already doing – having them is simply about Persona being more conscious of them and helping them to become more apparent in every one of us more often.
Why do we need values?
Values help to give us a consistency within the organisation. This means that it feels like a better place to work and should also feel more consistent for the people we support.
What are the behaviour statements?
The behaviour statements help to explain what we mean by the value. They show examples of what that value looks like in practice.
What happens next?
We’ll be embedding the values in to everything we do across Persona - our recruitment processes as well as looking at how they can be included in team meetings, supervisions, PersonAwards nominations and lots of other places.
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