Each September the RBL Institute (full disclosure: as an RBL partner, I am a director of the Institute) hosts the chief HR officers of member companies in a two-day retreat hosted by RBL Group founder and University of Michigan Professor Dave Ulrich. This year, we were joined by 20 senior HR executives from well-known and respected global companies such as Intel, The Gap, Accenture and PNB Paribas. Whenever you bring insightful, worldly, HR executives together, the conversation is bound to be enlightening. And, one of the more interesting exchanges was values: how organizations ensure that employees at every level, in every function, and around the world know and live the values.
There were a number of ideas that came from this discussion.