Whether you work on a temporary project, in an entrepreneur’s start-up or part of a large business or organisation, it is worth taking the time out to make sure that you have established the values by which you will do business. This means those things that you and your team say and do, consistently, even when it might be easier not to. It is your spirit.
In small organisations, these values can be readily identified, as the senior and junior people often occupy the same space and see much of each other in and out of work. In large organisations, the juniors may not even know who is at the top of the tree or may work across teams that have set their own values or behavioural standards. So how do we make sure that those that are new to your organisation buy in to and contribute to the values and spirit you are trying to create.