At Y Scouts we have the unique opportunity to learn about the cultures and workplaces of the organizations we work with as part of our executive search process.
A core part of any organization are their core values. The core values at Y Scouts aim to share our beliefs, our personality, our story and serve as internal ways to guide our actions and behaviors.
Our first core value, “Build The Plane As We Fly It” serves as a belief that we are risk-takers and adventurers and are always looking for how we can push ourselves and our company to the level of what’s possible.
Our last core value, “Tequila!” complements our belief that recognizing each other for our contributions is an essential ingredient to our success (Plus, we’ve been known to take a celebratory shot here and there).
But what are the top core values typically found at organizations today? How are other companies communicating their fundamental beliefs and behaviors? Are there commonalities? Do organizations even need core values?
Each organization is different, which is why we decided to take a look at the top core values from 10 companies listed on the Great Place To Work Institute’s “Best Small Workplaces” list.
Purpose: Inspiring people to flourish through the places we create.
- Passion to lead with integrity
- Dedication to serve
- Drive to create opportunities
- Never-ending pursuit of improvement
View Granite Properties Purpose and Values.
Purpose: to preserve and perpetuate real, meaningful connections in an increasingly technology-focused, virtual world.
- Foster Happiness
- Practice WOWism
- Create Community
Read about the meaning behind each one of these values at https://www.ruby.com/about-ruby/
Purpose: to make healthcare a better place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine and patients to receive care.
- Measurable Achievement
Read more about the Studer Group’s values and mission here: https://www.studergroup.com/who-we-are/about-studer-group
South Mountain Company
Purpose: to enrich our community by designing and building for the future
- Triple bottom line (planet, people & profits) commitment
- Create enduring and respectful relationships
- Encourage individual creativity, health, and fulfillment in the workplace
- Ensure opportunity for all
- Honor craft and those who practice it
- Embrace new ideas with a bold and flexible approach
- Employ reclaimed, renewable and energy efficient materials and systems whenever possible
- Accept only projects that are consistent with our values
- Practice design/build to create buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods
- Produce lasting value for our clients
- Grow only with purpose
- Deploy our financial resources to support our mission and our goals
- Concentrate our endeavors primarily on Martha’s Vineyard
- Use and expand our extensive network of professional connections for learning and educating
- Cultivate a spirit of cooperation, teamwork, and fun!
Read more about South Mountain’s philosophies at: http://www.southmountain.com/who-we-are/our-philosophy
Badger Mining Corporation
Purpose: We will be the leader in the industrial sand industry with a team of associates committed to excellence and a passion for satisfying our stakeholders.
- Strong Relationships
- Continuous Improvement
- Passion for Success
Learn more about Badger Mining Corporation’s mission and values at: http://badgerminingcorp.com/about-us/
Advantage Answering Plus Inc.
Purpose: We sincerely believe that GREAT communication is the foundation for a successful business of any size, in any industry.
- It’s ALL about People
- Spread Goodwill
- Bring Your Best
- Commit to Excellence
- Learn from Yesterday
- Embrace Teamwork
- Think (and Dream) Big
Learn more about why Advantage Answering Plus is in business at: http://www.advantage-plus.com/company/
Purpose: We exist to enrich life through artful design.
- Trusting Relationships
- Respectful Collaboration
Learn more about Kahler Slater’s approach at http://www.kahlerslater.com/about-us/our-vision
Purpose: we engineer idea-driven digital experiences that bring our customers closer to their customers.
- serve people first
- inspire creativity
- embrace executional precision
- practice introspection
- empower disruption
- be nimble
- defy gravity
- make a difference
Learn more about Solstice Mobile at: http://www.solstice-mobile.com/about-us
Integrated Project Management Company
Purpose: to provide exceptional project leadership.
Learn more about why IPM exists at: http://www.ipmcinc.com/our-company/why-ipm-exists
Purpose: to change the world of incentive compensation.
- Customer Focus
Learn more about Xactly at: https://www.xactlycorp.com/company/about-us/
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