When individuals come together to create organizations, they do so with the intent that the organization will implement a set of values. People create an organization to pursue a goal and define the means it will use towards that end.
- Values describe the ends we pursue and the means we find appropriate to achieve those ends.
- Values guide the actions of individuals and organizations.
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