The Values Edge System
An Exercise in Personal and Team Discovery
Exploring personal values is more than inner discovery and understanding what makes people tick. In a world that's in a constant state of flux, values are what remain steadfast and true. They're the driving force behind personal action and a beacon of focus in turbulent times. Successful organizations recognize the business case for value clarity, and they know that connecting personal values to organizational strategy is the vital link to employee engagement, commitment, a healthy culture - and a competitive advantage.
Based on more than 20 years of experiential research, authors Dr. Cynthia Scott and Dr. Dennis Jaffe developed The Values Edge System: An Exercise in Personal and Team Discovery, a powerful training tool that clarifies personal values, enhances relationships, strengthens team performance, renews organizational culture, and inspires innovation. It makes making sense of values simple by putting them on the table, literally.
The Values Edge System is an excellent catalyst for gaining personal insight, coaching individuals, sparking employee engagement, improving teamwork, and aligning culture. Use it with anyone in your organization, from frontline employees to executive management team members - and everyone in between.
How it Works
Personal and team discovery sessions simply and effectively bring values to the surface. Participants create a hierarchy of their individual value system using pyramid tents, stickers, and cards that represent both intrinsic and instrumental values. What makes these exercises so powerful is that in addition to "seeing" what drives their own actions, individuals get a clear picture of how their values compare to their peers, teams - and even the organization as a whole.
Here's what the system will do for your organization:
- Establish a common organizational language
- Inspire innovation and performance
- Improve the results of one-on-one coaching
- Build a career development plan
- Transform organizational culture
- Uncover cultural and strategic differences
To clarify values and develop actions to improve performance
1.5 - 2 hours (per exercise)
What to Buy
The Complete Kit includes materials to train up to five people at one time. For larger groups, order one extra card deck and one participant refill set per person. The card decks are reusable and all other parts are available for individual purchase.
The Values Edge Complete Set includes materials to train up to five people at one time. Extra card decks and refill participant sets are available for larger groups.