Mapping values creates opportunities

What we can understand we can also change, this is probably the reason there are plenty of reports showing financial development, productivity and efficiency. These traditional metrics are relatively easy to understand but do not tell us anything about how employees feel or how much fun they have at work. To understand your culture and what characterizes it, new approaches and, above all, tools are needed that can provide answers to the important questions about what it is like to work in your organization.

When leaders change, culture changes

The culture of an organization is a direct reflection of the leaders’ values, beliefs and behaviors. As leaders’ values change, so does the culture. If you want to change your culture, you must start by mapping the employees’ perception of the current culture and their desired culture. This allows management to find out what works well and what does not work. With the result as a structured foundation, decisions can be made about relevant measures that supports development of the desired culture. When you do this year after year, you will experience an increased coherence around values, that the energy leakage in the organization decreases and that the employees’ commitment increases.

Valuerize represents the Barrett Values Centre and can thereby offer methods based on 20 years of experience with amazingly good results. Richard Barrett started Values Center in the late 1990s and has ever since passionately devoted himself to developing various tools to map and understand the values  in the culture of an organization. Barrett’s method is based on the latest research regarding human needs and the important role it plays in making organizations build the desired culture that makes people thrive.

The Barrett model

Through an ingenious division into 7 levels of awareness, we can help you understand your own, your teams’ and your organization’s most important values and how they effect your day to day life at work. Barrett’s various evaluation tools have been used in more than 7,000 companies in over 50 countries during the 20 years of operation. Valuerize is part of an international network of about 5,000 consultants who share our desire to raise awareness in the world’s organizations.

Richard Barrett supporting the process of changing a culture

Richard Barrett

Map values and get valuable feedback for your development process!

Woman who cares about her values

Personal values

Your personal values determine how your life develops, what you experience and how you interact with other people. The underlying fears or worries that make you refrain from certain encounters, situations or opportunities are made visible through a special assessment and give you the opportunity to increase your awareness and thereby reduce the impact of fears on your development process. Through a deeper understanding of your personal needs, you can more easily focus on what you want and what gives you harmony, balance and happiness in life.

Leaders with clear values

Leadership values

The culture of an organization or a team is to a very high degree governed by the values you represent as a leader. By giving those around you the opportunity to give you feedback on what values they perceive in your leadership, you can gain valuable insights into what changes are needed to make you develop to a higher and more mature level as a leader. When you become aware of what others perceive and do not perceive of your behaviors and values, you get the awareness required to maintain a powerful and value-creating development process.

Organizational values reflects the values of the leaders

Organizational values

You and your colleagues have a shared responsibility for the culture you encounter in your workplace. When the culture corresponds to your personal values, you feel free to express yourself and therefore you become more motivated to create value and contribute to the company’s goals and vision. By mapping your culture, you increase awareness of what works really well and what possibly causes energy leakage in the organization. When you have the knowledge, you can more easily change what is required to make the workplace a better place.