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Building Our Values

Over a 2 day company retreat with 25 employees and executives we created a draft values statement with 5 values, definitions, and behaviors for our company. I then preseneted the proposed values, definitions, and behaviors to all departments for addiitonal feedback which lead to the following, finalized Values statement:

Value: BE THE REAL DEAL
Definition: We are what we say we are, and we do what we say we'll do.
Behaviors:
1) Act with courage, honesty, and integrity
2) Establish realistic expectations, take responsibility, and  deliver on commitments
3) Work hard, achieve results, and maintain work/life balance

Value: BUSINESS IN THE FRONT, PARTY IN THE BACK
Definition: We create legendary tales of adventure.
1) Celebrate excellence
2) Build lifelong relationships
3) Take our jobs seriously but not ourselves
4) Find humor and relish quirkiness

Value: TALK TO ME, GOOSE
Definition: We communicate to empower.
1) Communicate timely, accurately, concisely, and appropriately with customers, team members, and partners
2) Break communication barriers
3) Define success in employment, products, processes, and service

Value: BE THE JONESES
Definition: We lead passionately and revile mediocrity.
Behaviors:
1) Challenge the status quo and strive for continuous improvement
2) Be entrepreneurial
3) Innovate with purpose balanced by quality
4) Only build products that will be best in the world

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