If you are someone who has often wondered WHY people do what they do, then you will probably have come to one of three conclusions (or, at least, some close approximation):
Over a quarter of a century of quantitative research shows, categorically, that it is the third of these that is the (objective) truth ... and that the determining factor is a person's Values
Our Values are the nest of beliefs and motivators - largely subconscious - that underpin our attitudes to almost everything we encounter. They are tied directly into our emotions, not our rational faculties. They are what so frequently make us choose something or perform an action before we have really thought about the consequences.
If we could, in some way, understand a person's Values, then we would be able to understand better why they do what they do. Perhaps more importantly, we would be better placed to influence them - not in any "controlling" sense but perhaps by making "natural" to them a choice or behaviour that we consider desirable.
Cultural Dynamics Strategy & Marketing advises organizations of all kinds on the implications of changes in cultural and individual Values on policies, processes and procedures.
Our methods are based on quantitative research that has been conducted since 1973, measuring the Values, Beliefs and Motivations of (primarily) the UK population. Similar research has been conducted in over 40 countries by similar organizations.
We have proven expertise in Brand positioning, Brand proposition development, Policy development, Fund raising (charities, etc.), Sales improvement ... in fact, most areas of business that pivot around a clear, workable understanding of what makes people tick.
We combine our business experience as managers and consultants with this deep, rich body of research and apply it to create robust business solutions.
A sequence of articles in which Pat Dade discusses the connections between Personality and Values.
1. Developing Psychological Insights through Data.
2. Bridging Personality and Values?
3. Maslow, Schwartz and a HEXACO Axis.
4. A journey to the dark side - from SDO to BOTU.
5. The Heart of Darkness - From BOTU to POD.
6. Emerging from the Dark Side into the Light.
A series of articles that relate to the British EU referendum - published before the vote.
Brexit - who cares? Part 1
Brexit - who cares? Part 2
Brexit - the latest battle in the values war. Part 1
Brexit - the latest battle in the values war. Part 2
Hotel California, Brexit and the European experiment.
A series of articles that relate to the state of the Labour Party since its defeat at the General Election of 2015.
Labour's Future (John Cruddas report)
Is the Labour Party the victim of a left wing take-over?
NEW, BLUE or TRUE LABOUR.
POWER. TO THE PEOPLE?
Jeremy Corbyn: What the media classes don't get.
Labour are becoming a toxic brand.
A values perspective on returnee migrants. Disillusioned with their treatment and prospects within the EU, many migrants are making the choice to return home. More
Apathy, Anger, Historic Outrage and the Molotov cocktail hour. More