Dr. Andrew Holter, organizational psychologist of FR Strategies has been featured in Firehouse Magazine. The article titled "The mission statement, core values, and inclusion" focuses on how fire departments should be pursuing inclusion to improve equity and diversity through application in their mission and values.
Often time core values are indistinguishable from one organization to the next and while overlap is bound to happen, values must be personalized and meaningful to the members of your organization.
How were the core values of your organization selected? Are they bought into? Do they represent something deeper?
The article suggests fire departments hire an outside facilitator for these exercises which are often done during strategic planning initiatives.
If you department needs assistance in this area gather feedback and input, conducting analysis, and providing a leadership team or steering committee with a path forward, contact FR Strategies today.