Reducing costs in any organization is necessary and valuable to increasing revenue and profitability. However, the pursuit of cost reduction can lead to poor tactical and strategic decisions if the goal of creating and maintaining value is overlooked. The idea of value is seen two different ways. Some view value has profit, increased market value, and wealth for financial stakeholders. Others think of value as moral, legal, ethical, and pride in the organization itself. To make the most strategic decisions for the organization, finance professionals must take both perspectives of value into when cutting their costs.