What are company values?
Values are a commitment that shapes a culture, behaviour and decision-making processes. Company values should be multifaceted, and adaptable to all aspects of business, and applied to all interactions with employees, customers, partners, and the wider community. When reviewing a company’s values, you can consider them as a guiding light that demonstrates the integrity of that company.
When taken at face value they may appear to be generic statements; however, these values mean more than you may think. There are many factors to consider when developing your values.
As an example let’s explore PolarSeal’s;
WE PUT PEOPLE FIRSTPutting people first in everything we do, from our employees, to our customers, right through to our partners and the charities we support, PolarSeal ensures our decision making, strategies and day to day operations are guided by our commitment to put People first. This guides us during our interactions with our customers, and employees alike.
WE OPERATE WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY
The definition of Urgent – ‘to call for immediate attention’ Being 100% medically focused, we understand the importance of time, and we work together with our customers to ensure efficiency in everything we do. Our ability to be agile sets us apart from our competitors and we strive to achieve excellence for our customers driving deliverables to your timescale.
WE ARE A LEARNING ORGANISATION
The ability to evolve and adapt to an ever-evolving medical landscape drives our processes, whether we are investing in innovative technology, R&D Developments or courses and development for our employees, we believe an organisation that is continuously learning allows us to be at the forefront of our field.
Positive thinking renders positive effects and improves overall wellbeing of individuals and the wider business, this value goes hand in hand with putting people first, with a vision to improve global wellbeing, all other values we commit to, would be futile without the correct attitude.
WE ARE RENOWNED FOR FINDING SOLUTIONS
Our forward thinking and ever evolving skill sets, coupled with our ability to adapt, and our years of experience have made us experts at finding solutions. Our reputation for finding the right solution for you, drives us to achieve excellence.
The right values provide a sense of identity and purpose and contribute to the overall reputation of your company, that’s why choosing the correct values are so important.
Build a positive culture –
Shaping the organisation and fostering a clear vision to encourage teamwork and a sense of purpose amongst your staff.
Brand identity –
Consistently upholding and promoting your values ensures a strong brand reputation, this helps to develop loyalty and trust withing the organisation, amongst customers and stakeholders alike.
Attracting talent –
In an ever-competitive job market, a company with a strong culture, built around compassionate values has the foundations to attract and retain employees whose values align with its own.
Driving Ethical Behaviour –
Values provide a moral compass for employees and guide their behaviour. They promote ethical conduct, integrity, and responsible business practices, ensuring that decisions are made in line with ethical standards and legal obligations.
Setting Long-Term Direction –
Company values help establish a long-term vision and goals for the organisation. They provide a framework for strategic planning and help leaders prioritize initiatives and investments that align with the company’s core principles.