The idea that business should be value driven is an increasingly influential one, and rightly so. The days when we could be content to make profit our only value, and when we could delude ourselves that that in itself was not a value judgment, are far behind us, and values are nowbeing used to anchor leadership in all sorts of businesses.
Making the best use of this, like any insight, involves understanding why it works. Fortunately management is a field that draws on many disciplines, and in this case we can learn much from French philosopher Albert Camus.
By Mark Lukens. The act of rebellion, of asserting values, is alle about finding something that we share.