These are words on the paper and many organizations have leaders who have changed since these words were put down and for others they are simply just words and something you put down. However, if the document is more heavily used to govern a company or an organization and is embodied by the organization and the individuals within them there might not be as many public ethical or actually unethical actions occurring. A clear example is the recent dealing with the NFL. The National Football League espouses family values and a family environment, and that is a part that their reputation has been built on.
With the issues coming up like Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, agree with court decisions or not and setting aside their legal situations, the NFL suspended them for their actions but for their damage to the brand or as they call it the shield. How they at first handled the situations was done to sweep them under the rug and end the discussion. Their actions went against their values and their vision of the NFL and actually spurned even more problems for the NFL. Had they followed their vision and mission and value statements, the way they handled these incidents and previous ones might have been different and maybe not. But unfortunately many organizations don’t follow their words on the paper and react to their own interests’ verses what it really is supposed to be.
What are your organizations or your individual mission, vision and values? Do you live them?
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