The Six Value Medal
Gold is a precious metal, and so are people. The gold medal asks what matters to the people? Human values include pride, achievement, a sense of belonging, hope, trust, and growth.
Silver medal impacts the organization. What matters to the organization? What are our goals as a company and how will a prospective action help us or hinder us in pursuit of these goals?
Steel must be as strong as possible. The steel medal asks what are the implications for quality? How will the decision at hand impact the quality of what we do?
Glass can take the shape of many functional, often beautiful and colorful objects. The glass medal covers change, innovation, simplicity and creativity.
Wood spotlights ecology values in the broadest sense. Is there a positive or negative impact to the environment if we take this road?
Brass looks like gold but is not. Brass medal values examine appearances and perception. How will this action be interpreted?
It is not enough to know that values are important. We need better ways of perceiving values, talking about them and assessing them. That is the best basis for action of any sort. The Six Value Medals framework gives you the tools to do this.
Too often, organizations cannot articulate the basis for their decisions. As a result, they may fail to notice and resolve conflicts in values that have a negative impact on employees, the organization, clients, community relationships, and more.