An article by Katharina William, CEO Management 3.0 B.V., on behalf of the Management 3.0 Team
Management 3.0 is all about happiness at work by creating systems in which people can manage themselves, thrive according to their strengths and motivators, and feel safe to experiment and learn. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen the antithesis of these concepts and values on display in Ukraine. People in Ukraine are not safe. They have to survive instead of thrive. An authoritarian regime is trying to overthrow the democratic system that the Ukrainian people have chosen.
And while the bombs are not falling on Russian soil, its people are being cut off from information, freedom of speech, and will suffer from far-reaching sanctions.
At Management 3.0, we believe that our mindset and practices speak for themselves in opposition to any kind of aggression. It’s about putting dialogue before accusations. Gratitude instead of indifference. Diversity before segregation. Changing society from within, by its people’s own choice, one workplace and one organization at a time.
We are painfully aware of the many conflicts happening as we speak worldwide. Pain and suffering don’t change just because someone is in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, or the Americas. We are a global movement to create systems that support peaceful dialogues and shared leadership. We don’t want to highlight one conflict more than another but instead change mindsets to prevent them.
However, the total disregard of any humanitarian law, the speed of the escalation, and the potential scale of the war in Ukraine, and worldwide, lead us to take more direct steps.
Since the beginning, we have been in touch with our Ukrainian facilitators to assure our support, and we will continue to do so. We are deeply moved by what they have to go through and wholeheartedly wish that they and the whole of the Ukrainian people will soon be able to live in peace again.
If you want to support our Ukrainian facilitators, connect with them on LinkedIn and consider participating in their workshops when they can return to the work they are passionate about.
We also reached out to our Russian facilitators. We have suspended training in Russia to stop economic transactions that might benefit the Russian government. However, we are not shutting doors to people who want to make a positive impact in society. Instead we want to keep up the dialogue and information channels. This is why all of our facilitators will stay in the community even though the business aspects are suspended.
In support of humanitarian efforts, we reached out to our facilitator community to compile a list of organizations that provide immediate help to refugees at the Ukrainian borders and within Ukraine.
We invite you to join us in donating to them
We, as a team, are driven by the purpose of Management 3.0. The conflict has opened up discussions on how we can contribute more than just by putting our heart into empowering people through the services we already provide. While we hope for a fast path to peace in this war, we know there are many more crises worldwide, and we will explore different ways to support causes that address them. Are there any actions you would like to see from our side to to make this world a better place? Let us know in the comments!
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5 thoughts on "In Support of Peace and Freedom"
Thanks for this blog and I’m supporting it. however, I’m not happy about the silence about the Yemen peoples in multiple years!!
Is Asian peoples different from European?
Hi Nasser, thank you for taking the time to comment. You are right; the images of Yemenite children starving in the middle of attacks are equally shocking. Pain and suffering are no different – or differently important – just because they happen in certain regions. In fact, that is one of the reasons we took a while to issue our statement: we are more than aware of the different conflicts raging through our world. By offering new perspectives on leadership, we already hope to make this world a little better. For long, we tried to leave our mindset and practices as the sole statement to all those conflicts. The international magnitude of the attack on Ukraine and the individual communication with facilitators from the region led us to rethink this approach. We continue to discuss how we as a company can do more. It will never be perfect, but it is a start.
I am from Ukraine and I appreciate your support!
Thank you very much for your willingness to help, just it sounds a bit offensive when you call the war – conflict.
When the whole country wakes up from bombs without being armed or involved, it calls full scale war or invasion, but not a conflict.
Thanks for replying to our post. We agree that the term war is more appropriate for the situation in Ukraine and corrected the wording where we speak only about Ukraine. We still use the broader term “conflict” in other sentences to emphasize that it is never right to be bombed in your own home, no matter the parties involved, which part of the world this home is, or how the public calls the situation. We hope peace follows war as quickly as possible.
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