Manifesto – A work in progress, A workforce progressing

We are each on personal journeys of mastery, learning and growing continuously.

We take every opportunity to learn and practice our crafts.

We congregate regularly with others on similar paths to share our learnings.

 

We all know what the company’s purpose is.

We understand how the company’s purpose aligns to our individual purpose.

We can articulate how our actions contribute to the purpose.

We are constantly looking for new ways to contribute this purpose.

When we see colleagues struggling to understand their contribution to the company’s purpose, we get involved and try to help them understand.

When we see colleagues not living the purpose, we get involved in a respectful and caring way in the full knowledge that we are all human and sometimes need help from others to remind us of our purpose.

However, if a colleagues’s purpose is different from the company’s, we agree to part ways.

 

We are passionate about the work we do and are intrinsically motivated to do it.

We don’t need and certainly don’t appreciated either the ‘carrot’ or the ‘stick’.

We can control the work we do, when we do it and who we do it with.

If we have the same purpose and are intrinsically motivated, we will do the right thing.

We understand that we all have our strengths and weaknesses so we form teams that amplify these strengths and minimize the weaknesses.

We know that to thrive as a modern organisation we need the freedom, space and time to innovate and think creatively.

We will not always agree with each other. This is normal and gives us opportunities to understand each other’s points of view and thereby grow from them.

We endeavour to approach disagreements with respect and trust.

We understand and acknowledge that we are part of a larger, complex system and as such cause and effect patterns are often not as simple as we may assume.

We therefore prefer to test our assumptions regularly.

Because we value testing our assumptions, we prefer doing small bits of work and testing the outcomes so that we can pivot or change quickly to ensure we’re doing the right things.

We understand that even this manifesto will adapt and change and we are ok with that.

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