There is some discussion in the business world these days about values. Organizations post their values and hope that the values they have selected will mesh with the values of their employees. There are supposedly different kinds of values; personal, corporate, and moral values for example. But are there really different kinds of values or is there a smorgasbord of values from which different entities, either individuals or groups, select those that fit their need or purpose?
Are organizational values meaningful or are they simply an expected window dressing? It depends on whether the organization acts on their values, and enforces consequences for failure to function according to the values.
The case is quite different with personal values. Personal values make you tick, they determine how you will respond and how you will behave. Your value system is your compass, and your life journey needs to be aligned with your compass setting.