Values are the beliefs by which people live. On Building your company’s vision, Collins and Porras identify how a company can build their vision through their core ideology and by envisioning the future. Building a vision is not enough if it is not supported by core values.
The students at Baruch have a core ideology that is present and as visible as something you could really touch. It surrounds our campus and has a certain feel to it. It is amazing how such a large group can be so diverse, yet lively, independent and functioning at full speed. As many posted, we come from different backgrounds, different countries, and different cultures: we are the most diverse business school. However or maybe just because of that, we are still ONE since we share so many VALUES: a passion for life, commitment to excellence in our education, respect for one another, pride in ourselves and what we represent, achievement of our goals even in challenging times.
Porras & Collins say that cores define a company and Dennis Jaffe on Campden FB stated that “values are not created by a values statement … Values are created by people’s behaviour, though they aren’t always clear or explicit. They are hard to find because they aren’t objects, but rather principles and goals that underlie the way people treat each other and make important decisions”. These intrinsic values are the beliefs by which people or company live and pass the test of time.
At Baruch, we define ourselves to what we really are and we are not afraid to BE ourselves because we know that acceptance is part of our DNA. The diversity of the many clubs existing or a look at the people in the group assignments is proof in itself. Take an elevator trip during rush hour, from the ground to any other floor or stroll by the library and you will have the spiciest taste of this most amazing vibrant and cultural sample which makes out our school. From the student body, to our esteemed educators, to the working personnel, we are different and proud of it. Our students are all very ambitious and believe in greatness in the future through the vehicle of education. That’s why, tired or not, working or not, living with our parents or having heavy responsibilities, we still strive for excellence, and do the best we can. We know that education is the surest path to mold our future to our BHAGS and we dream big!
Not living up to the potential we know we were created for would bring shame to ourselves and what our school represents and lives by and that’s not something to be added to Baruch’s culture!