“The pace of change is difficult. Some of us feel already burned out.”
A couple of weeks ago, I coached a team hit hard by the current economic challenges. Although having a great organizational vision, the motivation had dropped significantly. The team feared for their job future. A division between them was clearly perceptible. Effective collaboration under these conditions seemed impossible.
When introducing them to the concept of active values the team came aware that values act like a compass, helping them to navigate forward, especially in times when nothing seems to be predictable. When they trusted that active values will help them overcome the lack of security they were suffering their initial resistance dropped. After defining their shared values they aligned them with concrete actions in all areas of their work. Suddenly a shift was noticeable. Going through the process reunited them. Suddenly they realized that not being aware of their shared values made it exponentially more difficult for them to be resilient from outer circumstances and create a meaningful impact. The team’s energy had transformed. They overcame their confusion about how to move forward. The team felt now inspired to foster a culture of mutual empowerment, accountability, and collaboration within the organization.
Clarifying values in the workplace empowers organizations and individuals because values emphasize our ability to choose our behaviors regardless of circumstances.
Why is a value-based approach so effective? Values are the essential drive for people in the context of development processes. This is particularly evident in the context of leadership. Only the development of meaning allows people to live and work not only contentedly but also endure challenging times. A coaching approach focusing on values identifies all elements relevant to change processes.
Value-based coaching serves both individuals and teams to
✅ define professional goals and determine the logical implications and consequences of specific actions
✅ clarify purpose, strengths, and areas for improvement
✅ challenge assumptions, identify potential, blind spots, biases, and explores different perspectives and options
✅ develop self-awareness, confidence, and resilience
✅ foster a culture of empowerment, accountability, and collaboration
✅ resolve conflicts
If you still believe that value-based coaching is just nice to have, you might never experience a safe space for reflection and personal transformation. Would it make sense to change your perspective and start embracing the essence of integrating active values into your work life to regain orientation?
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