Some Highlights from World Values Day 2019

Some Highlights from World Values Day 2019

By the World Values Day Team What an amazing World Values Day we all had this year! We can capture some of its flavour from some of the multitude of images that poured in during this year’s campaign. This year’s theme around the link between values and wellbeing...
Values, Voice and Community Wellbeing

Values, Voice and Community Wellbeing

A Brief Story of Manitoba Cultural Communities and their Community Values-in-Action Approach October 18, 2019 Prepared by Martin Itzkow, FRSA Executive Director, Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families Inc. (CMCCF) For almost 11 years, a group of...
Whose Values?

Whose Values?

By Kate Cooper Tammy Erikson speaking at the 2012 Global Drucker Forum, identified 12 things that she believed were no longer true, one of these was a fundamental misunderstanding that ALL OUR EMPLOYEES VALUE BASICALLY THE SAME THINGS This assumption,  that not only...
Values and living on purpose

Values and living on purpose

By Liggy Webb Values are like fingerprints.  Nobody’s are the same but you leave them all over everything you do Elvis Presley For some people, adding value and having a purpose in life are essential and fundamental aims. An increasing amount of research indicates...
98% of workers want to feel valued at work

98% of workers want to feel valued at work

By Claire Farrow, Conference Director and Head of Content for Mad World Today is World Values Day and the theme for this year is wellbeing. So, it seems hugely appropriate to reveal that 98% of respondents to Mad World’s recent Multigenerational Workforce, Workplace...
Values in Latvian Schools

Values in Latvian Schools

By Neil Hawkes I was invited by School 2030, which is an agency that has been commissioned by the Latvian Government to reform its school’s curriculum, to visit Latvia between the 1st and 4th October. The purpose of my visit was to talk about Values-based...
A Values Driven NHS

A Values Driven NHS

Delivering the Long Term Plan for the NHS By Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust At the Nuffield Trust Summit in the early part of this decade, a gathering of  national policy leaders in health and care that takes places...
A 20:20 vision for wellness in the workplace

A 20:20 vision for wellness in the workplace

By David Emanuel, Managing Director, i-FM Wellness is rapidly becoming a key value at many organisations. Facilities management should play a central supporting role – it just needs to rise to the challenge Facilities management is a critical business support...
Re-purposing corporate purpose

Re-purposing corporate purpose

By Craig Smith You may not have heard about it, but maximising shareholder value is no longer the stated purpose of the corporate world.  In August 2019, the ‘Business Roundtable’ (BR) changed its purpose statement to a much more balanced definition of corporate...
“Start with why” is bad advice

“Start with why” is bad advice

By Ben Sands In his seminal TED talk, author Simon Sinek offers a simple, compelling framework to explain how the best companies, and leaders, “think, act and communicate.” In a nutshell, Simon suggests that they “start with why” (i.e. they...
Piracy – black hearted or wholehearted?

Piracy – black hearted or wholehearted?

By Jackie Le Fèvre Founder & Director, Magma Effect Work wasn’t working. At least work wasn’t working for a younger generation which wanted to have a say in how things were and who believed that they had a part to play not just a role to fulfil. So what can you do...
Seeds of wellbeing

Seeds of wellbeing

By Dr Prabodh Mistry A simple mathematical model based on human values shows that small actions based on right thought and right knowledge lead to lasting happiness. Throughout my thirty-five-year career as an engineer and a consultant, my work has been guided by...
Values and Wellbeing

Values and Wellbeing

By Judith Mills Values have been debated and discussed for centuries. Plato wrote about them and the Indian text The Bhagavad Gita written around 200 BC gives insight into the struggle to live a values-driven life. Those of us, past and present, who are interested in...
What are Values for?

What are Values for?

By Charles Fowler Although often overlooked, values are central to our individual wellbeing, and the wellbeing of our world. The first three World Values Days in 2016, 2017 and 2018 focused on values from an individual, an organisational, and a community point of...