Managing by Values: A Corporate Guide to Living, Being by Simon L. Dolan
By Simon L. Dolan
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Its core involves four dimensions: 1. 2. 3. 4. ’ Establishing codes of conduct to prevent fraud, such as those formulated by many banks, which otherwise might have been subjected to stricter government regulation or not even survived. The need to respect employees’ basic human rights by not discriminating on the basis of race, sex or religion, treating them with dignity, respecting privacy; etc. Embodying respect for the environment by incorporating explicit criteria affecting all corporate operations.
Accustomed to considering themselves ‘rational’ professionals, managers customarily disregard their firm’s system of established values, underestimating the substantial worth and potential contributions of this very real asset. They fail to properly manage, and mine, their organization’s values system, opting to focus on more tangible pursuits, like budgets, taxes or technology. Proof of the financial power inherent in managing by values is demonstrated by Siebel Systems, Inc. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems has grown to become the world’s leading provider of eBusiness application software.
Values form the nucleus of human liberty, to the extent that they constitute deliberate or preferentially strategic choices, in the medium to long term, for certain ways of behaving and against others, towards the survival or good life of a particular system. We shall look at this again when we discuss final or instrumental values. Under this concept, quality in one’s work may be chosen in preference to its opposite, the botched, improvised or rushed job. Or genuine concern for people in the company might be preferable to feelings of contempt or indifference toward them.