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Making Difficult Decisions: How to be decisive and get the business done by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 14. Addressing values and priorities

We are not machines making impersonal decisions. Our values and those of the organisations within which we work impact on the way we make decisions and on priorities. Any healthy organisation is mindful of the behaviours operating within the organisation and is regularly reviewing the values that it wants to encourage. The healthy organisation recognises that individuals are themselves made up of various beliefs and values and are not just intellectual or emotional beings. They work best when they have a strong sense of purpose and feel valued for their contribution. When there is that resonance between the individual's contribution and the needs and hopes of the organisation there is the greatest chance ...

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