Want to build a values-driven organisation: read the book and follow the broadcasts

The Values-driven Organisation can be purchased by clicking here and you can follow the broadcast series about the book by clicking here.


Based on significant new research from multiple sources, Richard Barrett creates a compelling narrative about why values-driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. According to Barrett, understanding employees’ needs—what people value—is the key to creating a high performing organization. When you support employees in satisfying their needs, they respond with high levels of employee engagement—they willingly bring their commitment and creativity to their work.

Conference on work and spirituality at the University of Laussane-don’t miss it!

Looks like a great three-day program.


Work occupies a central place in our society and in the lives of all working people. It is vital in both the literal and figurative senses.

When the focus is exclusively on growth and profit at any cost, this gradually leads to denial of human complexity and meaning.
This is why work suffers from an overall negative image and from stubborn prejudices that tarnish it.
The present tendencies at the levels of ethics and economics, illustrated by inappropriate work practices that too often lead to depression or even suicide, are the cause of increasing indignation in the population, but also of realizations that it is becoming urgent to change course.

If the destructive aspects are quite widely reported, this is not true for the positive and constructive aspects of work.

Yet knowledge about this subject is progressing, but still remains in the shadows.
Discoveries about the brain, its functioning, its architecture, and neuronal plasticity, are very important and offer encouraging perspectives, particularly for stress management and for mental control. And thirst for values and meaning in connection with work is growing.

The objectives of the Conference may be described in this way:

  • To build a reflexion from very different viewpoints such as the impact of the medical discoveries (neuroscience), among others, on stress-reduction of managers.
  • To evaluate the impact of the so called “spiritual” and “lay” values emerging nowadays (independent from religions) on managers, decision-makers, and leaders in various fields, linked to the need of meaning, ethics, respect of the person…

This is why it is aimed at the leaders, businessmen, human resource managers, politicians, social partners, scientists, health care professionals, students, journalists, consultants and all people open to these questions. Click here to find out more.


LaussaneI was invited to speak and fully intended going, but they decided to do it on the week I am getting married!

Three case studies on how to get started on your journey of cultural transformation for download

In the case studies included in this document, you will learn about the journey of cultural transformation in three organisations—Old Mutual Group, Volvo IT and Unilever Brazil. We chose these organisations because they represent different regions of the world and different approaches. There is not just one way, but many ways, to successfully work with your culture. However, it is always important at the start of a culture change initiative to measure the culture, and after you have made some changes, to measure again to see the impact.

 Click here to download these case studies.




Results of 24 national values assessments and four community assessments

National Values Assessments

In preparation for the 5th National Values Assessment Coalition meeting in Stockholm on May 10, Barrett Values Centre have prepared an updated document of all the National Values Assessments carried out to-date plus four community assessments. You can see these results by clicking here.

If you want to join the meeting in Stockholm you can find out more by clicking here.

If you want to find out about the full CTT Conference (May 11-13) click here.


Here is the program for the National Values Assessment Coalition Meeting.

8:30- 9am Arrival and Registration  

45 min

Check-in     Introduction / Icebreaker BVC            Tor Eneroth
  Share stories & learnings…  

1 hr

Mapping values – year-by-year

  • Benefits of doing time series surveys –
    Linking results to what is going on in the country
Emilie Widarsson
Gunnel Eneroth
Ida Karlbom
Martin Sande



1 hr

Involving a nation – in a values dialogue

  • How to work “from NVA results to action”
Bjarni Jonsson

Phil Clothier

12am Lunch  

2 hrs

Building nations
From “Individual -> Corporations -> Community -> Nation”

  • How to include/involve/support regional groups?
Australia Annalise Jennings

Phil Clothier
Liz Murphy

(Christine Feuk) 


  Next steps…  

30 min

Love, Fear & Destiny of Nation Volume II

  • What might the book be about…
Richard Barrett

1,5 hrs

Reflection – open dialogue

  • Key learnings and take away of the day…
  • Someone to feedback Conclusions/ learnings at day 3 at the conference “Building a Values Driven Society”?
Tor Eneroth
5pm Ending / check out  

Brazil Olympic Committee rely on CTT for values alignment

As soon as the Olympic Committee for the Brazil Games (2016) was formed they used the Barrett Values Centre’s Values Assessment to understand and align their values (services provided by Lee Hecht Harrison / DBM).

Now a couple of years later, the Olympic organisation has reached nearly 600 people they are carrying out another values assessment to create more internal cohesion and values alignment.

Here is a picture of Henrique Gonzalez , Director of Human Resources @ Rio 2016, with me at the HR Conference in Rio yesterday.

Henrique Gonzalez HR Brazil Olympics

Link to full presentation at HR Congress in Brazil with results of survey of HR professionals

You can find my full presentation on Building a Values-Driven Organisation which I will present this afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. Click here to see presentation.

Contains some interesting data on HR professionals perspectives of what is working and not working in Brazilian companies.

Also, you will find information on the launch of our new internet-based New Leadership Paradigm (TNLP) learning module — Leading Self. Full details on the new learning platform will be available at the BVC International Conference. You can also find out more about TNLP by clicking here.