The best teams and organizations have core values that guide everything they do. The values aren’t just posters on the walls, but are alive with action within their halls.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 18 of the podcast, From Walls to Halls. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.
2:20 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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4:22 – Recently we have been talking about the big shift and the big changes that are happening now through the Great Resignation and what that means in past episodes. What does the future of work look like? Jason talks about some past episodes where he dives into these topics.
5:45 – This week, Jason asks, “does your company have values that hold the group together? Are your values just nice words on a wall or are they alive, breathing, and inaction in your halls?” Meaningful culture is important. 9 out of 10 employees want a more meaningful work culture. They don’t just want a job, they want to be part of a place with a meaningful purpose. Where people can use their own gifts and strengths and contribute. A place where people are cared for as human beings. A culture that is evolving and that is growing.
Are your values living and breathing inside your walls and halls?
7:14 – These cultures don’t just magically happen. It is not a drive-thru experience. There is an element of design. Jason talks about the 6 A’s of leading change and some of the podcasts that deal with the 6 A’s, listen to the 6 A’s episode here.
11:10 – Jason discusses some of the elements that organizations are doing to move the values from the walls to the halls. Some reminders:
- Language drives behavior – language is key, even the words on posters on the walls are important.
- This is participatory – the best teams and organizations are always engaging people as an ambassador for the culture they are trying to create together.
- We have to own the culture, not rent it – take psychological ownership that this is not just what we do but how we are committed to doing it.
- Remember to anchor all these things – bring all the lessons together and anchor the language from the walls within the halls so that it connects to the mission of your organization and is within all the roots of your organization.
- Conversations are the currency for change – A reminder that we have to keep catching the values lead by our people in the hallways. What are the next topics we need to be talking about? Have the tough conversations when we are not living these values too.
15:00 – Are you looking for a program or are you looking for a partner? Jason tells a story about creating a culture that your people want in organizations. Creating compelling cultures is more than just a quick fix or a program, it takes a partner, contact Jason Barger for more info.
Values are a living, breathing fuel for organizations.
Questions to Ponder
Are your values clear & are they linked to action & behavior?
Are we all participants & ambassadors for the future we are trying to create?
What are you trying to do to engage the people? To bring them in to be creators in that future.
Please leave a review for the podcast It really helps the podcast to spread these messages out into the world. Please share this podcast with your organization, on your team, or in your life to help spread these messages. Thank you!
Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.