Core Values are more than words on a wall at The Gund Company. The Gund Company’s Culture Corp has concluded a core value celebration that involved ten facilities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and China. Integrity, Connection, Respect, Trust, Teamwork, Passion, Growth, and Performance echo through the walls of our global presence.
Each month a different TGC core value was highlighted. TGC’s Executive leaders inspired our team members by recording a personal video on one of the core values, what the value means, and the importance of it in their lives.
Culture Champions at each facility led their local site in celebrating the month’s core value by playing the video at an All-Hands Meeting. They asked team members to write on a nomination card the name of a colleague from their location who models the core value. Living examples, not just words. 2 drawings from the cards were held, and prizes were awarded. Team members with the most nominations at the individual facility for each core value will be recognized and celebrated next month as the initiative concludes.
An old adage from the early 1900s summarizes the initiative that a picture is worth a thousand words. At The Gund Company, our core value picture is found in our walls, our people demonstrating our values daily from every facility and function!