So, what do our staff think of our Values?
Many companies have a set of values that aim to underpin the organisation’s ethos and desired way of working – but it’s not always the case that these are truly understood or followed.
Here at John Rowan and Partners, we wanted to find out more about how our own team viewed our values, and whether they see them being lived out day to day.
“We conducted a staff survey to find out what our colleagues thought, and asked them to select their favourite value,” said Chairman Mash Halai. “We were keen to find out if they felt the values were robust, practical, and had relevance to them.
“We’re pleased to say, the results were very positive.”
There were two company values vying for top spot – ‘having fun working hard’, and ‘we care about people’, followed by ‘we are family’ and ‘be all you can’.
Some of the team said they felt the company really cared for its people, and that individuals looked out for one another.
“JRP is a fun, caring organisations which supports me and my career, supporting me to be the best and to develop my skills and ambitions,” commented one staff member.
“Having fun working hard, working hard at having fun – we put as much energy into work as we do building professional and personal friendships at work. They are both important,” said another.
A third noted: “Being supported technically, emotionally and caring about wellbeing motivates towards us towards working hard, having a can-do attitude, and feeling valued and being part of a family.”
Mash added: “We’ve always strived to live by these core tenets ever since the late John Rowan started up in business and long before they were formalised. This year is our 40th year in business so it’s great to see that the values that helped to build this company are still at the heart of the culture.”
“To see that our team today not only believe in them and think they are the right things to be doing, but also seek to apply them in their working lives with JRP is really encouraging.”
Some of the responses have been captured on video – you can view it here: