Barrett Values Centre® provides assessment instruments that enable leaders to build high performance cultures.
We believe if you can measure it, you can manage it. Our Cultural Transformation Tools® allow leaders to measure and map the cultures of organisations, schools, communities and nations.
We also believe cultural transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders. We offer products to help leaders, managers and supervisors monitor and manage their values and behaviours.
Richard Barrett founded Barrett Values Centre in 1997. Here he explains why he started mapping values:
Mapping the Values of Individuals
Our values reflect our unmet needs and what is important to us. They are the energetic drivers of our aspirations and intentions. Together with our beliefs, they are the causal factors that drive our decision-making. In order to grow and develop, you need to be aware of your values and how these values influence your decisions and actions.
Mapping the Values of Leaders
The culture of a group of individuals who share a common identity is a reflection of the values and beliefs of the leaders and the institutional legacy of past leaders. Who you are as a leader—the values you embrace, and the beliefs you hold— is automatically transmitted to the group through your words, behaviours and actions. This is why organisational transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders. If the leaders don’t change, the culture won’t change.
Mapping the Values of Organisations
When you map the personal, current and desired culture values of the employees within an organisation to the Seven Levels of Consciousness® model, and act on the results through co-creative dialogue with employees, you will not only see improvements in the culture of the organisation, you will also see improvements in its performance. If you do this on a regular basis, all your key performance indicators such as employee engagement and revenue per employee will dramatically improve.
Mapping the Values of Schools
More and more schools are recognising the importance of becoming values-driven organisations, not just to improve the performance of the school, but because they recognise that values should be at the heart of education. Carrying out values assessments in schools immediately puts values front and centre in the school culture. Aligning the perspectives of staff, parents and students is important for creating internal cohesion and a high performance school.
Mapping the Values of Society
The most successful communities and nations are not necessarily those that have the highest per capita income or the lowest levels of unemployment, they are the communities and nations whose cultures are in alignment with the values and aspirations of the people. A successful society meets the basic needs of its citizens and gives everyone an opportunity to fulfil their growth needs. Aligning the culture of communities and nations with the aspirations of their citizens is the key to increasing human well-being.
Our Case Studies offer examples of organisations that have used the Barrett Values Centre’s Cultural Transformation Tools to improve their performance.