Integrity. Your organization's behavior
is the world's window on you and your values. Cultural
integrity is congruence between what you say and
what you do. Are the behaviors of those in your
organization consistent with the values that you
stand for? Just as friction burns up engines, conflicting
behaviors erode effectiveness, productivity and
profitability. Cultural buy-in means consistent
follow through in terms of what we do and how we
do it. If the "front line" sees hypocrisy
between the statements of senior leaders and their
behavior, they can be immobilized - or worse, given
permission to behave destructively. Then, when
the outside world sees a disconnect between the "plaque
on the wall" of promises made and the actual
behaviors of those in your organization, your very
own integrity can come into question. Our organizational
effectiveness process builds trust and forthright
communication. It speeds clear understanding of
values with consistent action between and among
your partners, from the executive suite to the
know where you stand, evaluate your answers to the
questions around these eight attributes. If you have
any hesitation in answering "yes" to these first
eight, then let us know and we can help you build
an Integrity-Centered company.
James F. Bracher, architect for the renewal of
CHARACTER: consistency between word and
Do the leaders of your organization exhibit congruence between what they
say and what they do, as well as what they say about what they did? Do leaders
exhibit the right behavior?
2. HONESTY: truthful communication.
Do you have confidence that your leaders would never engage in or sanction
3. OPENNESS: operational transparency.
Is appropriate information about your organization readily available?
4. AUTHORITY: employee encouragement.
Are you able to correct a customer problem? Do you have confidence that your
actions will be supported?
5. PARTNERSHIP: honor obligations.
Does your organization pride itself on timely fulfillment of all commitments?
6. PERFORMANCE: accountability throughout
When individuals, including senior executives, under-perform repeatedly,
are they given due process and then, if necessary, replaced?
7. CHARITY: generous community stewardship.
Does your organization reach out to those in need?
8. GRACIOUSNESS: respect and discipline.
Does your organization demonstrate care and concern for all stakeholders?
you would like to build an integrity-centered company
and strengthen your organization's productivity, let
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