The Return on Values (ROV) research initiative is a three year partnership with the Small Giants Community to explore the relationship between culture, values, and business success in small to mid-size companies. This intensive, evidence-based research will result in case studies, measurement instruments, data, and insights that will help equip entrepreneurs and business owners to lead companies that perform well in the marketplace and care for employees, customers, and communities.
Learn More: Download this overview of the ROV initiative for more information.
About Our Partner: The Small Giants Community is a global group of company leaders who define success not only by their bottom line but by their contributions to their community, dedication to great customer service, and the creation and preservation of workplace cultures of excellence.
Your help is needed! Join the Small Giants Community and the CVDL to make the ROV initiative possible. Here are three ways you can help:
The Return on Values initiative is led by a team of experienced researchers from Benedictine University, and from research partner University of Michigan. See the attachment for more information on our lead researchers and project staff.
Inc. Magazine's website featured the Return on Values research initiative in a column by Paul Spiegelman, CEO of The Beryl Companies and a founder of the Small Giants Community. Read what Paul has to say about the study, and its role in connecting company culture and values to profit, in this short column.
July 20, 2012: A new video released today by the CVDL shares the origins of the Return on Values research initiative. The video features interviews with Small Giants and CVDL leadership.
University of Michigan's Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship was announced recently as a research partner for the Return on Values initiative. Learn more about the center and the research partnership at this link.
Tom Walter, CEO of Tasty Catering, helped connect the CVDL with the Small Giants Community. Hear more about Tom’s own leadership journey in this short video.
June 28, 2012: The CVDL today announced a research initiative, “Return on Values,” which will explore the relationship between corporate culture and business success factors in small- to mid-size companies. “Return on Values” is a joint initiative of the CVDL and the Small Giants Community. Read the press release.
The Center for Values-Driven Leadership offers research, education and outreach opportunities to help business leaders forge new paths to profitability. It is a gathering place where top executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders come together to innovate at the forefront of values-driven business practice.
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