The Small Giants Community has partnered with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University in Chicago to launch an intensive, 3-year, evidence based research project to examine the connection of values and culture to profit. The study is geared toward delivering a seminal collection of case studies, data and insights on the proposed connection between culture, values and profit, The study is scheduled to include comprehensive case studies of more than 30 small/medium companies throughout the U.S. and will draw from hundreds of responses to create a broad sample of small business owners.
Download or view the most recent edition of the Executive Summary of the Return on Values Project.
For those interested in learning more about this study, nominations or in helping to fund this initiative, please contact Paul Spiegelman.
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