There is scepticism regarding the role of values in business. Values are at best implemented as checklists and codes of conduct and not as a fundamental way of enhancing stakeholder well-being, including employees, customers, vendors and the larger ecosystem. Organizations take note of values only when instances of ethical malpractices surface—be it financial, gender-based, intellectual property and so on. Values bring out the best in individuals, teams and the organization by establishing a strong foundation for actions and interactions. Right from improving the effectiveness of day-to-day meetings to creating a culture of creativity and innovation, values form the substratum for every aspect and functioning of the organization. This book establishes a strong rationale for instilling values in business organizations by demonstrating how values are the foundation for excellence, productivity, creativity, quality and for creating a stress-free work environment. By presenting experiences, challenges, inspirations and conflicts regarding values, the book will help employees at all levels strengthen their conviction regarding values at the workplace. Addressing managers at all levels and the leadership, the book pragmatically discusses how to build and nurture a values-based culture in the organization. The authors examine the subject of values from the point of view of each individual’s personal journey, and finally delve into the crucial topic of values-based leadership, which is indispensable for a culture of values

Path to Well-Being
Path to well-being

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Studies show that suicides related to work are on the rise internationally. Newsweek in its August 2016 publication ‘Workplace Suicides Are Rising and Globalization Is to Blame’, by Sarah Waters and Jenny Chan stated, ‘Studies in the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Taiwan all point to a steep rise in suicides in the context of a generalized deterioration in working conditions’.

Most suicides can be linked to pressures from economic downturn, lay-offs at work and stress caused at workplace.

Nowadays, whenever you discuss work-related matters with anyone, the conversation sooner or later comes to the subject of stress. Most employees seem to be taking home two things—a pay check and stress.

According to ASSOCHAM, nearly 42.5 per cent ...

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