Have you ever thought how weird it is that other people rank the same things differently than you? It goes back that we are all shaped by our environment where/how we have grown up and what we experienced during our whole life.
Richard Barrett found a method to measure such values where everything is based on, and is claiming that everything you can measure, you can also enhance, because you can define some measures (hic!) to get better.
These values can be defined on a personal basis. You can check it by yourself, with an easy test for free at the Value center, takes only 5 minutes. You will get an email a few minutes later with your personal results.
It’s also fun to compare and discuss your values with friends.
Or a company could ask a job applicant to perform such a personal value assessment and discuss it then in the interview.
Then you can also use the same approach for companies, asking a representative group of employees about their values and also about the values they want to reach within that company e.g. till next year. Define measures with them to enhance, e.g. reduce the so called entropie, and check next time again if something has changed.
Values of societies
And going further on, and this is the most interesting part for me, you can use the same approach also for societies. Just check out the surveys they already have made so far for specific countries at the Community value center, a PDF is downloadable at the Valuecenter Ressources.
Check if your country is included…