We aspire to meaningful, respected and profitable work, and recognize that being mindful of individuals, the team, and realistic expectations is key.
We believe that good decisions come from iteration and debate. When faced with choices, we favour evidence over claims.
We place a high value on moving from words to action in a timely manner. Through action, we create magical moments to celebrate.
We encourage team members to bring their whole selves to work - to interact with honest and mutual understanding. We invest the time to build emotional literacy and to foster a sense of shared ownership over our work.
We trust each team member to know how to complete their work best, and to seek advice, gather support and make decisions proactively. We champion continuous learning and flexibility, adapting our strategies as new lessons and challenges arise.
We aspire to cultivate an environment that encourages openness and direct speech. Our team embraces self-awareness; we encourage acknowledging the feelings, motivations and thoughts behind our individual contributions.
In a world where things are changing rapidly, learning constantly is vital to getting things right. Our team embraces agility over stagnancy, to deliver the best we can to philanthropy while minimizing risks.
“When trust is extended, it breeds responsibility in return. Emulation and peer pressure regulates the system better than hierarchy ever could.”
“Scrum doesn’t have project managers. Instead, the team is empowered. They’re responsible for the outcome, and they can manage themselves. The classic project manager ‘boss’ of the team isn’t needed in Scrum.”
“The crisis of our time isn’t just a crisis of a single leader, organization, country, or conflict. The crisis of our time reveals the dying of an old social structure and way of thinking, an old way of institutionalizing and enacting collective social forms.”
“Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than getting the right idea.”