Purpose, Vision + Shared Values

Our Purpose

Our Purpose is to build equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to align in passion, purpose, and values with our stakeholders and be trusted advisors to community leaders.

Our Shared Values

What really distinguishes Harris & Associates from other firms?

Simple. It is the way we live and work by our shared values. They reflect our character, and we leverage them in everything we do. Our clients and employee owners alike know exactly where each other is coming from, and that makes a world of difference in building quality teams—who deliver. Explore our shared values below. 

 

Harris Shared Values

Our employee-owners live by these core tenets, for the benefit our firm and our clients. 

  • Develop and Exhibit Trust

    Develop and Exhibit Trust

    Honor commitments. Be courageous and honest. Take thoughtful risks. Be mindful of others’ needs.

  • Develop and Exhibit Trust

    Honor commitments. Be courageous and honest. Take thoughtful risks. Be mindful of others’ needs.

  • Work Smarter, Together

    Work Smarter, Together

    Seek to elicit, understand, and include diverse perspectives to achieve goals. Act in the best interests of the greater good.

  • Invest in Our People

    Invest in Our People

    Continually foster a culture of learning for personal and professional growth. Perpetually expand the breadth and depth of our collective expertise and capabilities.

  • Think and Act Inclusively

    Think and Act Inclusively

    Treat everyone fairly. Respect and embrace differences. Lead with empathy. Create a sense of belonging. Be open to change. Promote equal access and opportunity for all.

  • Model the Harris Way

    Model the Harris Way

    Model the Harris Way—every day. Continuously improve our organization.