22 November 2007

Values and Ethics & Making NET2 Even Better

John Varney, Centre for Management Creativity

Along with his colleagues at the Centre for Management Creativity, John Varney has established a “small rural business” up at High Trenhouse in the Yorkshire Dales that goes from strength to strength.

A factor that has helped this micro-enterprise succeed and distinguishes it from its competitors is its underpinning values.  The business has achieved the Ethics Mark in recognition of being a values-led business. In the first part of this meeting, John told us how this has worked for his business and how values can help an organisation achieve extraordinary results. He explained about the independently awarded Ethics Mark and how the Ethics Foundation can help you add value for your clients or for your own organisation.

The second half of the meeting was given over to an exploration of possibilities for the future of NET2 itself. The network had recently changed hands, David Allen and Philip Eastburn picking up the reins from Alan Winlow who had spent eight years doing sterling work bringing a varied range of interesting and inspiring speakers and educators to our doorstep. As he handed over the responsibilities for organising NET2, it seemed like a good moment to reflect on what we’d like from the network in the future. An online survey of members and past guests had been completed and John Varney facilitated our discussions on the day using his LVT process.


You can view John Varney’s slides. Also, John did an excellent job of distilling, integrating and ultimately summarising the outputs of the four groups that discussed the future for NET2. We are in his debt.



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