Value crafting: a tool to develop sustainable work based on organizational values

S.S. Holloway, F.M. Eijnatten, van, M. van Loon

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This paper describes a method to craft work using organizational values in a business context. The method, which is based in complexity, uses the integral-theory framework to arrive at a cycle that consists of four steps, i.e., picking an organizational value, better understanding it, developing intentions what to do with it in a project context, and applying it in the daily work. The method was further developed into a practical activity tool, which was empirically pilot-tested in two small innovation teams in a Dutch manufacturing company. Results indicate that the R&D engineers in the pilot test were successfully able to craft an organizational value by using the tool. However, initially they experienced some problems with understanding the practical relevance of organizational values. Therefore, future research should increase the basic understanding and practical usability of the tool.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-36
Number of pages19
JournalEmergence: Complexity & Organization
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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