Salvation Army of Canada and Bermuda
Bridging Differences through Values
The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination, yet a profession of faith is not an employment prerequisite for many employees in their Canada and Bermuda territory. The group also operates across a vast geographic spread consisting of significant regional and cultural differences. How does one foster a cohesive culture in such a highly diverse organisation?
Napranum Aboriginal Shire
Society has struggled to help improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people, as reflected by the current record levels of youth suicides, incarcerations and child removals in Australia. The major approach based on intervention, paternalism and prohibition has not worked; rather, it has further disempowered Indigenous peoples.
What would happen if things were done differently?
Towards the Vision for the Future: Electricity for all by 2020
During 2012, there were threats of closing Erongo RED down due to dissatisfaction from customers about service and unacceptable price hikes. The image of the organisation was poor, and the struggling relations between leadership and external stakeholders was regularly reported on in the media. Staff were fearful of losing their jobs.
Hookstone Chase CP School
Harrogate – One Year On
Hookstone Chase is located in a part of Harrogate with a wide and varied socio-economic catchment. It also hosts the Autism Unit for Harrogate. The school has 258 pupils on roll, ages four to 11. It is considered to be a school within the mid-sized range in terms of pupil numbers.
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Building a Culture of Client Service Excellence
In 2010, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) was dealing with complex, unprecedented change that was stretching systems and people beyond anything they had ever experienced.
Making room for all
As academic organisations seek to enhance workforce effectiveness, they increasingly emphasise the value of diversity and of fostering a workplace inclusive of all. To achieve this end, we advocate an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) framework, which asks: What benefits and opportunities are currently made possible within an organisation because of diversity and inclusivity?
Yale New Haven Health
A Values-Based Path to Collaboration
Yale New Haven is about to embark on the acquisition of a 511-bed Catholic hospital, The Hospital of Saint Raphael (HSR), six blocks away from its main academic medical center hospital, the Yale New Haven Health System leadership team was asked “what is our culture?” They found it was a question they couldn’t easily answer.
Barrett Values Centre
Transforming Culture in Larger Organisations
This paper for leaders and change agents highlights the practical areas to address to support the start up of their cultural transformation journey. While it was written with large organisations in mind, the contents can be helpful for organisations of all sizes.
From Words to Action – Bringing Organisational Values to Life
In 2004 BlueShore Financial embarked on a journey that would significantly change the organisation. They began a rebranding and redefining process, with the vision of becoming a boutique financial institution. They aimed to move away from the geographical confines of a community-based credit union to a regional player built on a community of interest, with a specific value proposition in mind.
NVA Positions Consulting Firm as Thought Leader
Preera’s journey with Sweden’s National Values Assessment
In 2008, Preera partner, Martin Sande heard about the National Values Assessment (NVA) conducted in Iceland. He had seen the benefits of the Cultural Values Assessments with clients and was inspired to learn more about the Swedish national climate. The NVA was aligned with Preera’s vision to prepare clients for current and future conditions. They had a conviction that conscious decision makers needed to be supported by a deeper understanding of values.