Newly Established Core Values Drive Decision Making and Shape Culture
Core values are an often overlooked tool in the toolbox of business and organizational development. Curated well and used thoughtfully, core values can help support the vision of an organization and tell the world what the company stands for. They can serve as a compass to guide decision making and help shape the culture of the organization.
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, like so many businesses across the world, has been in a time of transition and reflection over the past 6 months, and for us, over the past year. Our board of directors felt it important to reflect on our values and make sure they represent the chamber we want to be for our members and the culture that our members have helped to create.
After careful thought and discussion... we are excited to unveil our newly adopted core values.
We believe you will see yourself and your own business in these values, because our leadership had you in mind while curating them. We hope you read these value statements and find yourself thinking – yes, that’s my chamber, that’s an organization I want to belong to!
As an organization, we are committing to live these core values in our work every day.
LEAD WITH ENERGY AND PASSION.
We believe that engaging with our members and the community is the key to our mutual success. It is our role as the chamber to lead our communities to new heights. When we engage with energy and passion for our vision to be a catalyst for business success, people will return that energy and be equally as passionate about engaging with us build a stronger region.
MAKE BIG IMPACTS.
In today’s world, we are constantly connected. It’s easy to busy our minds and our hands. At the Aurora Regional Chamber, busy is not enough for us, nor is it our goal. We work strategically to make big impacts on our communities. We work to impact business success and see our region thrive.
PUT PEOPLE FIRST.
We believe we’re better together. We put people and solutions at the heart of our work. We prioritize our members, the people behind them and the support they seek above all else. We believe by putting people first and working together, we can make the biggest impacts for our communities.
VALUE AND EMBRACE DIVERSITY.
We live in one of the most diverse areas in Illinois, and we believe that is an asset. It is part of who we are in the greater Aurora area. And it is part of who we will be tomorrow. We value diversity of people, businesses, backgrounds, and thought. When we put people first and come together as one region, we are at our strongest.
ALWAYS INNOVATE. NEVER STOP LEARNING.
We are never satisfied with ‘okay’. We are a team of life-long learners who constantly seek innovative solutions to problems. We value education and the diverse wisdom that others have to offer. We will never stop learning and always keep innovating.
We hope these statements energize you the way they do us! So, come along with us as we:
- Lead with passion and energy
- Make big impacts
- Put people first
- Value and embrace diversity
- Always innovate, and never stop learning.