chapter  10
10 Pages

Why our values and behaviours (our consciousness) must evolve to support change

ByClive Wilson

Richard Barrett has written extensively on the subjects of values, behaviours and culture. His organisation, the Barrett Values Centre, has produced some powerful tools to take stock of the values in any system: organisation, community, team, individual, nation or even humanity. In this chapter we ask to what extent are the values of these entities likely to support the delivery of the SDGs and, importantly, what can be done about it. We stress the need to be methodical about cultural change at all levels and provide links to methods we know will work. Incidentally, please note that the PrimeFocus model introduced earlier uses the word “character” instead of culture, reflecting the fact that when values are played out at the personal level, the word “culture” isn't commonly used.