We want to inspire virtuous professional behaviors and create professional environments that can generate an ever greater collective well-being and KINDNESS in the organization, as well as have a positive impact on its ecosystem.
Our view is that these environments should be built upon four pillars:
1. A meaningful and engaging CULTURE based on the values of:
• transparency, and
• equal worthiness of all human beings.
2. A set of “Trust & empower”-based BELIEFS, with a focus on:
• long-term qualitative goals, and
• a view of people as talents, capable of mobilizing and working in collective intelligence to achieve a shared vision.
3. STRUCTURES where leaders serve those who create value by:
• defining clear roles designed around objectives, themes and projects rather than functions and silos,
• following the principle of subsidiarity in decision making: decisions are made as close as possible to where value is created, and
• organizing networked structures, in which authority and power of initiative are distributed, thus functioning organically to serve the vision and mission.
4. A series of healthy PRACTICES, such as:
• control procedures cut down to the minimum,
• decision-making by consent,
• involvement of all levels of the organization on the basis that the best ideas come from the ground, and
• agility and the right to make mistakes.
The target audiences of KINDNESSforBusiness are the actors of today and those who prepare the actors and organizations of tomorrow.
Today’s actors are:
- project holders – and, more broadly, projects such as NGOs and foundations – who want to shape their projects and their teams to create a meaningful and impactful business,
- business owners who want to change the nature, the culture, and the organization of their business to adapt it to their values and to leave a positive mark for the future,
- CEOs and business unit managers who have enough autonomy to experiment with alternative approaches of doing business,
- change-makers and positive activists that are committed to bringing to life the vision of their organization without letting bureaucracy get in the way of its realization,
- employees who want to bring contributions, ideas, and change to their organization.
Actors who are shaping the leaders of tomorrow are:
- business schools, universities and executive education actors,
- headhunters, outplacement agencies, interim management
- executive coaches, mentors.