The organization as a whole must create a shared cultural framework that will be powerful enough to replace hierarchy. That framework must not merely be a program or technique or a sophisticated new way to manipulate the future. On the contrary, it must be based on fundamental principles, enhance the stability of workplace relationships, help define the new covenant, and enable managers to use common sense in making business decisions.
In my experience there are seven core values that define the basis for effective work relationships:
- Respect for people
- Honor and integrity
- Ownership and alignment
- Full responsibility and accountability
- Recognition and growth
Put simply, collaboration is the missing ingredient to transforming the way we work.