We recognize the uniqueness of everyone on the team and the value that they bring. This is why we actively encourage expression from our people - and that they respect others and are respected too.
Even when it is embarrassing, we encourage our people to be open and transparent with themselves and others. Being vulnerable about our challenges, mistakes and doubts is treated as a sign of strength. Giving and receiving honest feedback can lead to uncomfortable conversations but we understand that it is a clear path to growth.
We know how capable we are, but we also understand that there will be problems to solve and opportunities to consider which will place a demand on our limited time and resources. Our people are unafraid to say no, and focus on what matters now - in line with our mission. We act decisively on the vital few rather than the important many.
Our contributions are measured by what we have been able to accomplish, not the amount of time spent trying to. We understand that you have people and things that matter to you, and we want you to devote time to them. Your happiness serves us too.
We solve problems. We do not find excuses in what we attempted that did not work or play the blame game. If an attempt to solve a problem doesn't work, we find an alternative. If we need help, we request it, and, if necessary, demand it.
While we are in the business of helping others learn, we remain lifelong learners ourselves. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to be better as humans, professionals and in our contributions to improving the life journeys of our learners. Even better, we do this quickly because our mission waits for no one.
Growth & Support
Without a huge investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, Africa’s development will continue to be impeded. Indeed, given the complexity facing the developing world, economic growth, and improvements in the standard of living will continue to rely on innovations and technological breakthroughs.