Living Our Values
What does it mean to live our values? For me, to live out my values means to stand up for what is important to me. I want to demonstrate by my actions what I value, so that those that I come in contact with know my values before I ever say a word. There is power in action.
Likewise, as an organization, we have defined what we value. We value compassion, integrity, accountability, innovation, and excellence. I say to every group of new employees, corporate culture is not who we say we are, it’s what we do every day. A culture of excellence is built on a foundation of each person being accountable to the organizational values.
“A culture of excellence is built on a foundation of each person being accountable to the organizational values.”
-Ken Burgess, HopeHealth Chief Performance Officer
So if we are going to live out the values that we have said matter to us as an organization, they must be lived out every day. There is power in habit. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”