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The problem with corporation “values” statements

Written By: raconte - Dec• 24•16
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Mission and value statements can be very helpful in defining what drives corporate culture, but they can also shed a light on a corporation’s weaknesses. While gathering information on Adventist Health I stumbled on their corporate website (https://www.adventisthealth.org/pages/about-us/mission-vision-and-values.aspx).

After reading their published values I found I couldn’t help but adding my “two cents” to reflect my personal experiences as they relate to Adventist Health values and my journey as an injured worker covered thorough their workers’ compensation insurance – they are self-insured. What follows is taken directly from their website:

Our Values

At Adventist Health, we value:

  • Compassion- The compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus – NOT!
  • Respect- Human dignity and individuality – NOT!
  • Integrity- Absolute integrity in all relationships and dealings – NOT! NOT! NOT!
  • Quality- Excellence in clinical and service quality – NOT!
  • Stewardship- Responsible resource management in serving our communities – NOT!
  • Wholeness- The health care heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church – NOT! NOT!
  • Family- Each other as members of a caring family  – NOT! NOT!

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