No matter where we are, we interact with people — their thoughts, emotions and actions. However, the larger the group or the larger the “task” at hand (i.e. running/working in an organization), it is easy to lose sight of the human element and get lost in the world of titles, hierarchies, email, more email, paperwork, checklists, norms, cubicles, numbers, etc.
The key to any successful solution starts with the people (the human “system”). After all, no matter what solution is chosen or put in place (“operationalized”)–good or bad, it affects and is effected by the people involved (both inside and outside the organization). People should not be an afterthought.
Nobody is an island and nothing exists in isolation. We, as people, are part of organizations and groups (corporate or social), and these groups exist in communities, cities, nations, etc. Our different environments are part of a local, regional, and global ecosystem. We believe in being socially responsible and helping others to be the same.
As our world gets more and more connected through technology, it will become more and more important to be able to manage information, glean knowledge from the noise, convey clear, effective messages to the right people, respond and act quickly, differentiate and assert one’s unique identity, and connect often and well with others.
Learning does not stop at your last diploma. The old saying goes “Time is money” but what it should be, especially now, is, “Time is learning.” It is not as important to learn or memorize everything, as it is important to know how to learn and to keep seeking answers to better and better questions. One never truly fails, unless one stops learning.
Everyone is unique. And by extension, each organization (of people) is unique. One cannot celebrate diversity without celebrating individuality.
What a waste it would be if everyone simply tried to be other people, never realizing their potential nor contributing their thoughts and talents that they alone could give. It is our thoughts, knowledge, ideas, experiences and actions that make us unique and equally valuable. The right combination of unique individuals creates a dynamic and strong organization.
We believe that the true success of any people-driven organization stems from realizing and harnessing individual and collective uniqueness.
It’s hard to avoid this buzz-word; no other phrase really captures the idea well. We aim for solutions where all parties involved “win” in some way. We believe in a systems approach to solutions, and as such our solutions must consider how it affects all parts of the system(s), internally and externally. Success is not about getting a “better piece of the pie”, it’s about making a bigger pie and making more of them.
We seek solutions where everyone benefits and avoid solutions where one wins while others lose.