An organisation’s values and ethics represent who they are and the way they do business. To keep your organisational culture healthy, you would expect (and need!) your people to live your values and to follow your commitment to high ethical standards. For those in relevant environments, it not only shows good corporate governance, it will also contribute to regulatory requirements (e.g. SMCR for financial institutions).
Our work in Values & Ethics is designed to be very practical. We bring to life an exploration of what your frameworks (and the associated legal requirements) look like in a real life context. Using Steps to Change we; hold a mirror up to the current behaviours enabling people to See and work through challenging situations, build a commitment to individual Ownership, and develop their skills and knowledge which will help Change behaviours.
We work in partnership with you to ensure that the new skills and practices are reinforced and embedded so they can Live within your organisation.
The need to demonstrate compliance means that many Values and Ethics programmes can be seen as achieving little more than tick-box compliance. A common stumbling block is that people may understand the policies and be better aware of the expectations and risks, but often lack the personal accountability and the practical knowledge of how to tackle situations that are often challenging and complex. This is why an experiential approach is vital.
Issues related to Values & Ethics impact everyone, and our programmes can be developed so that the whole organisation feels confident and empowered to live your values. We can help you achieve this through programmes delivered live by our team, or alternatively we can create video and media resources. These can either be accessed independently via e-learning, or delivered by your people live with support from the Steps team via Train the Trainer materials. Whether live or virtual, programmes can be global, multi-cultural and multi-language as needed.