If employees are a valuable asset of the organization, how is this demonstrated? Most all organizations say as much in their mission statement (Can you imagine a mission statement that contained the declaration, "We don't think much of our employees."), so the fact that it is the espoused position of most organizations does not mean that it is how they behave. In this instance, you must look for evidence that employees are included, developed, honored, consulted, recognized, and paid on a level that reflects their value.