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Podcast: The Boutique with Collective 54


Episode #71 – How a Learning and Development Firm Retains Key Employees – Member Case

Do Your Behaviors Align with Your Company Values?

“Your vision is something you want to dream about when you go to sleep at night.”

This may sound hot and heavy, but it doesn’t have to be.

At Vivo Team, we focus on the behaviors we demonstrate on a regular basis that are of high value to us, and we prioritize them; they formulate our core values: we are creators, we are leaders, we are champions.

Employee loyalty is a direct reflection of your company’s values.

We are Creators.

  • Our thoughtful and innovative approach to tackling new challenges results in impactful solutions.

We are Leaders.

  • Our passion and energy inspires our drive to achieve results for our team, our company, and our clients.

We are Champions.

  • Our success stems from our ability to build relationships, connect, collaborate, and celebrate across geographies.

As Renée shared with Greg Alexander, Founder of Collective 54 and The Boutique podcast:

“What’s important for me, as leader of the company, is I want to make sure that everybody (back to employee loyalty, employee engagement, and the intellectual capital of our organization) can embrace these core values. That I too want to be a creator. I want to be a leader. And I want to be a champion. If we can all align with that, then we’ve got something to build on.”

To ensure ongoing values alignment, and ultimately accountability, we’ve implemented a structure of “Feedback Friday”.

What does this look like?

On a weekly basis, we provide feedback to one another in response to the question: “What are the behaviors that I, or others, demonstrated that align with our values?” It keeps our coast-to-coast hybrid team aligned and accountable!

In this way, as Renée explained, we are also activating peer-to-peer feedback. Regular interactive feedback needs to become a regular practice within organizations.

Our vision, at Vivo Team, is to create winning companies and inspiring leaders. And our mission is to develop competence, motivation, and collaboration in the pursuit of outstanding results. Here, Renée expressed: “I also want my employees to be able to achieve that as well, in their day to day, and in their career achievement with us”.

Vivo Team has “attracted great employees because of our values, our vision, and our mission”, Renée stated. With good leaders and managers that are tightly connected around their accountabilities, we have an equation for success!

Be accountable to your values, your vision, and your mission. Accountability isn’t a one-and-done. It’s all about ongoing alignment.

Behaviors demonstrate accountability, so it’s important to behave in a way that supports and reinforces your vision, your dreams, and your aspirations.

Interested in what else Renée has to say? Listen to the full Episode #71 – How a Learning and Development Firm Retains Key Employees – Member Case.