Purpose & Values Development

Purpose and values (translated into measurable behaviours) represent the 'crucible' that holds collaborative endeavour. When we know why we are doing what we are doing, and we agree on how we behave together (the minimum standards), then there is a framework within which we can work towards our shared future. Strategy is the translation of this framework, i.e.  what we agree will help progressively deliver on our purpose.

Research has shown that organisations with an unwavering sense of purpose, underpinned by a core set of values are among not only the most profitable but also the most enduring.

Dattner Grant is committed to helping people within organisations develop a strong and meaningful sense of purpose, and to define the core values that will help them achieve it.

Too often, it seems that organisational purpose and values are developed by the most senior leaders, without input or buy-in from the rest of the workforce, and/or they are not adequately supported and role-modelled by those at the top. In these cases, the purpose is forgotten in the day to day, and the values remain meaningless buzzwords.

This can happen because many leaders do not themselves truly understand the place and power of purpose and values in an organisation, and therefore do not adequately invest in or prioritise their commitment to achieving alignment to these. They work over rather than with people, missing the significant opportunity to create genuine organisational momentum.

Dattner Grant is committed to effectively supporting the design, development and roll-out of purpose and values in organisations and to providing the education and training people need in order to empower them to undertake a journey that, managed well, will be a key success factor for the collaborative effort that best delivers results now and into the future.

Dattner Grant's Alignment Audit is an excellent tool for development of organisational values. It allows leaders' perceptions to be tested and the realitites of what is truly valued within an organisation to emerge.

An overview of Dattner Grant's values process:

  1. Articulation of basic aspired-to values
  2. Identification of agreed behaviours (aspired to)
  3. Values audit - researching 'as is' to 'aspired-to' values - gaps analysis
  4. Stakeholder engagement
  5. Recruitment to values
  6. Values in induction and training
  7. Values in performance agreement/KPIs/personal balanced scorecard.

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Testimonial Start Dattner Grant is far and away the most constructive management/leadership consulting firm I have worked with.Testimonial End Sustainable Regional Australia
Testimonial Start Really appreciate the contribution of the Dattner Grant team in both preparing for, and delivering the program – it addressed the exact needs of the group in a timely and effective way. Thank you.Testimonial End Benevolent Society
Testimonial Start Jim, Fabian and the rest of their team create a unique approach to leadership development. Their content and facilitation is second to none and we are proud of our association with them.Testimonial End General Mills Australia & New Zealand
Testimonial Start ...the group was highly engaged via your excellent facilitation, your knowledge of the subject matter and MWH and, YOUR passion for OUR purpose.Testimonial End MWH
Testimonial Start Dattner Grant has played a critical role in understanding, coaching and inspiring our leaders. The commitment of Fabian and Marshall – to both me personally and to the vision of the organisation – has been exceptional. I encourage any organisation which is seeking to harness the best of its talent, and have the greatest impact, to seriously consider partnering with Dattner Grant as you continue on your leadership journey.Testimonial End The Foundation for Young Australians
Testimonial Start Dattner Grant facilitators have the ability to understand our business and the development needs of our people that has been unmatched by other service providers. They have gone beyond expectations on many occasions in a way that demonstrates real commitment to the purpose and vision of Aurora.Testimonial End Aurora Energy