Writing values down is supposed to bring clarity. To act as a reminder for what you believe as a company so the things that make your company what it is (i.e. culture) don’t get messed up.
I get it. Having values is important for building a lasting, healthy company. As Brian Chesky, CEO of Inc.’s 2014 Company of the Year, Airbnb said,
If your engineering organization does not value and invest in user facing engineering your product will be replaced by one that does.