Published: November, 2021
Most leaders understand that truly living organizational values is an important element of a high-performance culture. For this reason, 90% of organizations have defined a set of organizational values.
Unfortunately, our research shows that while many organizations publish their values on their website or signs around the office, the values are not prevalent in daily life. A further complication is that organizations typically have no idea whether they have created a set of values that resonate with employees.
Truly living a set of meaningful core values is fundamental to having a high-performance culture - a culture in which we achieve critical goals while having a great human experience of work.
Core Values are an essential set of guiding characteristics that are discovered. They define who you are at your core and help to drive the culture of your organization and, most importantly, ensure that EVERY person in our organization is the Right Person and that they consistently exhibit our values.
The fact that so many organizations fall short of the mark presents an incredible opportunity from a leadership and organizational development perspective.
As a leader within your organization, you cannot forget that YOU are the model of behavior for the rest of your employees. Everyone in the organization will look to you to see how to behave, how to communicate, how to hold themselves accountable, etc. You must be consistently making decisions and behaving in a way that is representative of your core values.
Senior Investigator Dawson Forensic Group
Smith has worked as a Certified Fraud Examiner for over 7 years. As an associate and Senior Investigator at DFG, he serves in all aspect of the forensic service offerings, along with an additional focus on data forensics, research, technical writing, cyber investigation, and anti-fraud program education. He is also working to expand the mission of DFG in the field of education through Continuing Education services and the production of training videos. He is a 2008 graduate of Southern Nazarene University. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and holds a certificate as a certified fraud examiner.
Dawson Forensic Group was founded by our president Steve Dawson CPA, CFE upon his retirement from a distinguished 26 year career as a partner in one of the nations top 400 public accounting firms, serving as a financial statement auditor, forensic examiner, and nationally-recognized public speaker/trainer.
As a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE), Mr. Dawson recognized the need for a single-purposed company devoted to fraud prevention, detection, and education. As a result, he established Dawson Forensic Group to combat small business fraud through forensic auditing, litigation support, accounting records reconstruction, internal control design consulting, and anti-fraud training services.
The company has continued to expand in staff and levels of service due to the increasing need for small businesses to accomplish the necessary goals of establishing sound internal controls and developing effective anti-fraud programs