My Story on why I am with Assisting Hands
After over 25+ years in corporate America, almost exclusively serving in a finance and accounting roles, I decided to leave these familiar confines and start my own business. As I set out on this process, I realized that I had to spend a substantial amount of time defining what my Company’s value system needed to be, in fact I spent more time on my Shared Values model than I did on my financial model (and my financial model is very robust). I did this by reflecting on what was most important to me and realizing that it needed to be simple and understandable for everyone that would be involved with my company.
In short these are what I am calling Our Shared Values:
Kindness, Compassion, Integrity, Creativity and Accountability.
I have found that while all of these words have commonly understood definitions, they all have very different and personal meanings in the form of experiences, images and anecdotes. The other important feature of Our Shared Values is that there is no hierarchy to these values, they are not in conflict with one another and in fact must co-exist in order to be their most effective. Finally, on the Shared Values front I wanted to make sure that my Company delivered a service or product that by its very nature was the embodiment of these Shared Values. This was important to me because of my experience in Financial Services and Energy industries, in that while you certainly could exhibit these Shared Values in your work, the Shared Values would not be obvious or of essential importance to the actual product or service.