Before Facebook went public this month, Mark Zuckerberg sent a letter to potential investors. In it he listed the five values that guide Facebook:
- Focus on Impact: Zuckerberg explained that Facebook employees do not waste time and concentrate on solving the most important problems that make the biggest difference.
- Move Fast: Facebook employees are to “move fast and break things.” Zuckerberg has demonstrated this repeatedly, never following the “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” adage.
- Be Bold: A mantra at Facebook is, “The riskiest thing is to take no risks.”
- Be Open: Give people as much information as possible so people can make better decisions.
- Build Social Value: Facebook exists not to build their own company, but to make the world more open and connected.
Part of the reason Facebook has succeeded is because they have clear values. It’s true of businesses, churches, ministries. The critical issue isn’t even what the values are, it’s that they’re clear and lived out on a daily basis.
What about your church, business, family, ministry? Do you have clear values? Are they talked about and lived out consistently? If not, that’s a problem.
And, by the way, Auxano can help you.