‘’I exist because of we’’ – Ubuntu Philosophy
Nelson Mandela once stated ‘’we are human only through the humanity of others’’ with which he meant that we are all interconnected and what we do affects the whole world. Only together we can create a better world. Only together we can be meaningful. Only together we can be human. I can only exist because of we.
Our Ubuntu management philosophy is the foundation of our work. The mantra ‘I exist because of we’ forms the core of this humanitarian vision. This is the essence of our existence. The ‘I’ in our case refers to the core team of experienced project managers, anthropologists, communication specialists and strategic partnerships advisors. This team develops the project plans and compiles the right team for the project. Only when this ‘we’ is created and the right team is compiled, the projects can be successfully executed. Success is furthermore facilitated through a circular, consensus driven decision-making process within these teams. In all our projects collaboration is sought with governments, educational institutes, private sector and NGO’s, which is also known as the ‘Green Square’ methodology.
In our core team but also in collaboration with other parties we use the following Ubuntu values:
These values always form our point of departure.
Leontine van Hooft, one of our founders, wrote several books on the origins of this Ubuntu philosophy and how Ubuntu Management can be implemented in an organization. More detailed information can be found on: www.leontinevanhooft.nl