We hear and read about the call to talk about values again and again – and not only during periods of crisis. The topics are the necessity for or the pressure of changing values, the values of a leading culture, and a debate on values. Values are equated with moral and ethical principles, rather than creative values or the capital value of goods. However, how does the development of values work in our society? Which things or people are regarded as valuable or worthless? Moreover, how does another type of valuation lead us to more valuable management, i.e. a more appreciative life?
This is the topic of this issue of the factory magazine: ‘Value-ation‘. After Be(a)ware and Trans-form, our third hyphenated title ‘Value-ation‘ sets the whole range of appreciation of tangible, personal and social values in the context of sustainable economy. With this in mind, we first take a look at economic terms like exchange and market value in ‘Value and Values’, then we will be ‘Learning to learn the Value of Goods ’ through a critique of economic growth, and we point out ‘Creatures with High Value’ in a photo report. We find out that exchange values are based on something that is ‘More Valuable than Money’ and has to do with social appreciation as well, just like business ethics in ‘Appreciation – More of That!’ and the strengthening of one's self-esteem through ‘The Art of Appreciating Oneself’. Our report on ‘Cash for High Value’ shows that moral concepts may change in some situations and that we are grateful for appreciation.
As always, we have included useful valuable figures and insightful quotations and we hope that this issue of the factory magazine will encourage another type of ‘Value-ation’ and more appreciative management.
Ralf Bindel and the editorial team
(Translated from the German by Lars Zankl, Christine Gubo and Bianca Gerards)
The magazine Value-ation with all articles, full of illustrations, wordclouds, facts, numbers and citations is free available for download – ideal to read on screen or on tablets. There are only a few articles in the topics-area Value-ation online, but with expressive links and the possibility to comment.
- The Domino Effect: the Mobility Transition as an Engine for the ‘Great Transformation’
- Cities Use the Space
- Decarbonization by 2030
- The fear of biting the hand that feeds you
- Where investing is a pleasure
- Why divestment is going to change the world
- A Robin Hood tax for climate protection
- May the Force Be with Us
- Modern Strategies
- The prerogative of interpreting the future now lies with the companies involved in climate protection”
- From Negotiating to Trading Equitably
- Can a donkey be tragic?
- Rethink rather than rebound: a sufficiency revolution must precede the efficiency revolution
- On Rebound, Prebound and Performance Gaps
- So Let Us Seize Power Then!
- With Common Property Against Political Failure
- So Let Us Seize Power Then!
- The Comforting Beauty of Failure
- “It Is Not Impossible at All.“
- Resource-light shopping
- Men Have Not Stopped Giving the Advantage to Women – So Far
- Toothpaste for Princesses and Soup for Pirates
- It is about equality
- A nice day
- Initiative instead of frustration
- The right ingredients
- Resilient for Life
- Not only, but also
- Appreciation – more please!
- Worth more than money
- Learning to value the value of goods
- Worth and Values
- The Transformative Power of Science
- Historically effective: How innovation and technology transform
- The Disappearance of Products
- Growing Older 101
- Columbus’ Egg
- It Works! In Theory at Least ...
- What If...?
- Analysing Separately – Thinking and Acting Together!
- Let’s Break Away from Determined Breaking Points
- More Gold in Waste than in Mines
- The art of separation
- Should you really DIY?
- The Aesthetics of Do-It-Yourself
- Standing on One’s Own Feet
- From the handaxe to desktop fabrication
- Using Shares to Survive the Crisis
- When Citizens participate
- Possess to Participate
- The Right Growth at the Right Time
- Gunter Pauli and Blue Economy
- When Sustainability Grows
- How we treat Growth
- Illusions about Growth