Are values really that important?

Values often appear in organizations’ annual reports and may even be in a frame on the boardroom wall but how they are brought to life in day to day behaviour is less well understood.  This is just one comment from the fascinating discussion thread on LinkedIn at

“The development of core values can be highly influenced by cultural context. Working in a global environment, we must take time and really dig to understand apparent and underlying hidden values before ‘judging’ the world we live in. A wise manager once lead me to appreciate this better”.  Sheila McCann