values and vision

Dr Brian Hall’s primary work has been in Values Research. Founding a research institution, the Center for Values and Meaning in 1970, Brian posited that there are 125 values that underpin human behavior. President of the Center until 1979, Brian became a tenured professor at the University of Santa Clara in California, where he developed measurement instruments for the 125 values system, that included document scan analysis, group and individual measurement.

In 1993 Dr Hall co-founded Values Technology, assuming the roles of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Values Technology is committed to the development of tools and methodologies to improve the value adding capabilities of intangible assets, developing a gender and culture inclusive survey enabling the measurement and analysis of personal values. This has led to ground breaking work in cultural alignment and organizational transformation.

Brian Hall has published over 25 books on values and many other articles.



Values Development & Measurement

How GPa can help organizations define and implement their Values

Merely defining the values of the organization can be a daunting task, surprisingly enough. The organization's values are not always what you might think, nor even what the top management may profess. Through an ongoing process of investigation, GPa is able to help an organization's leadership and key management more clearly define both their personal and the organization's values, thereby enabling the organization to function by those values.

To that end, we have some powerful tools that can facilitate the process of defining values and aligning the organization's values with the company vision. Applying these tools in a values-based environment can provide a remarkable opportunity for real collaboration, strategic alignment and a fundamental focus on the organization's values, top to bottom.

And the tools and processes we employ are entirely cross-cultural; in fact we've used them successfully with teams and executives from over 75 countries. 

One of our most effective tools is the Hall-Tonna Values Method. Based on the groundbreaking work by Brian Hall and Benjamin Tonna, this is most effective in helping first to focus, then to engage in a dialogue about the meaning around the values. This gives us a multi-dimensional map of the individual and the company, helping us direct both towards better focus on the corporate vision. 

Some specifics:
All organizations transform themselves and evolve through as many as seven distinct stages ranging from survival to making a global contribution. Each of these stages builds upon one another and a particular focus that is important for that particular stage of development. For example in the survival stage an organization must focus on generating cash flow and profitability. Once that goal is met it must be sustained but the focus then shifts to the next stage of development.

Along with each stage of development that an organization evolves through there is a corresponding stage of leader development. Each stage of leader development specifies requisite developmental priorities, competencies and skills. Each stage also suggests a perspective or worldview as well as the progress of a leader’s psychological and spiritual journey.

In its entirety this methodology provides a powerful tool for organizational, leader and individual development.

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