What is the most important to your organization- mission, core values, or vision? How do you instill that key element into your company’s culture?
"Core values come first. I’m not sure you can set a vision or create a mission statement you can follow without having a code of ethics in place as a guide.
Customers are not going to judge a company on what they say they are in their mission statement. Some may commend a company for having a great action plan in place to achieve their stated vision. In the end, however, a company will be judged on its actions.
Part of our initial training starts with refreshing new hires on using the manners their mothers taught them. We go beyond saying please and thank you. Living put these core values on and off the clock are essential for being part of our team.
Always tell the truth. Show up on time. Do what we say we will do. Charge what we quote or less. Use the manners our mothers taught us. Be in control of our attitude at all times. Give a little more than is expected." - Rob Brown, Clark Marine
"Core Values" - Jim Dragseth, Whiticar Boat Works, Inc.
"Core Values" - Kristina Litjens, Boulder Boats
"Employee & Manufacturer Relationships" - Ken Sorley, Marineland Boating Center
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