The last two posts mentioned some of our core values here at Curious Office. We believe these values make a real impact on our company.
It may seem like we’re just being “soft” or “touchy feely” when we talk about core values, but research actually shows that they have an impact. A study by Harvard Business School found that companies who publicly stated their core values outperformed the S&P 500 index by 228%. Another study found that companies who had core values that were in line with their employees’ also outperformed the S&P 500 by 18%.
Core values are values that are fundamental to an individual, organization or nation. These values may also be referred to as “cardinal virtues” and “principles.” While core values are sometimes thought of as similar to morals and ethics, they have a much broader application. While morals and ethics refer to a set of principles of right or wrong behavior, core values are more general.
Core values are often used in business and management training. They are used in careers as personal development tools. In this way, they can help employees improve their work performance by being more productive and efficient. Core values can also be used in career counseling to help clients identify their values and how they relate to their career choices.
Our society is built on the values of freedom, equality, and justice. We are a country of immigrants, but we also enjoy the freedoms of democracy.
Our core values in this country have stood the test of time and allowed us to prosper as a nation. These values are part of our identity as Americans.
Our core values provided a backbone for this country’s development, but they only work if our government enforces them. There are plenty of examples throughout history where our core values were not enforced or honored. With that said, here are some excerpts from our founding fathers’ writings:
“…[A]ll men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence. This is one instance when Thomas Jefferson took the time to define his terms in the writing of the Declaration. He was very clear about what he meant by “all men” and “Creator” and “certain unalienable rights”, but what he did not define was “equality”. We know that we mean equality when we say it, but do we really?
We may believe that all men (and women) should be treated equally and
There is a question that has been on my mind for quite some time, and I am not sure that I have ever seen it come up in a debate over core values.
The question is: What is the value of space? I know this is pretty broad and open to interpretation, so let me explain what I mean by “space”. This term refers to the gap between two objects. For example, consider a circle and a square. The distance from one side of the circle to the other is an example of space.
A need for a new spaceWhere do you get your creative inspiration? When it comes to the art industry, it’s not uncommon to have your ideas come from looking through magazines and seeing the way other artists have designed their spaces.
And while there are plenty of useful resources out there to help you, we’re curious about why you choose one photograph over another. What makes you think that this is the perfect place to host your next event? And what can you learn from this space that will help you with your own interior design projects?
When it comes down to it, there are two things that make a space successful. The first is how well the space fits with your company’s brand or image. The second is how much of an impact the space will make on your clients, whether they’re consumers or other businesses who rent out the space.
The main goal of any company is to have an impact on their audience. So if you can find a unique way to incorporate these two aspects into your interior design project, then it’s more likely that others will notice as well.
It is through art that we discover the soul of a nation. It’s also through art that a nation discovers itself, though it may not know it yet. In fact, it’s through art that we discover anything of significance. The arts are the leading edge of human discovery; they touch us first and lead us forward.
In a landscape painting, the artist shows us nature seen with the eyes of a human being. Art doesn’t show us what is; it shows us what we are capable of seeing. It shows us things as they are interpreted by each individual artist and then by each individual viewer.
Tocqueville noted that Americans’ democratic equality led them to share values “in common.” That is true, but it might be more accurate to say that our democratic equality leads us to share values in common as we discover them. Regardless, our democratic equality does create an opportunity for discovering new ideas and values in common.
Our nation does have a soul, and I don’t mean the soul of artists! We can see it in ourselves when we look back on our nation’s history, or look at the work of contemporary artists who are exploring our national core values.
The 19th century art critic John Ruskin said that “the great painters