espoused values

Definition

Corporate values and morals important to an organization. Espoused values contribute to the development of normal standards of the organization for how it conducts business now and in the future.

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  • Because of the company's espoused values, employees were prohibited from attending any gay rights activities or protests, and were discouraged from sharing liberal viewpoints on social media.

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  • We had a lot of espoused values that we all lived by in the company that taught us all what to do.

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  • While the espoused values of ACT, Inc. included a commitment to employee longevity, the cold and callous dismissal of the development department flew in the face of such supposed commitment.

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