Integrity means doing the right thing in a reliable way. For LASOONA to have integrity means that it has a moral compass that does not waver in the face of pressure or in dire times. This core value would affect the organization’s quality of interaction, its norms, activities, decision-making procedures and results.
2. Commitment to Excellence:
Whatever LASOONA takes on, it does so with passion, persistent commitment, and the belief that everything can be improved for greater effectiveness and efficiencies (i.e. it is possible to do it cheaper, better and faster). Over the years, LASOONA has always aimed to be the best it can be. It has set high standards for itself, and has demanded more of itself than its partners and clients do. Excellence is something that happens when you make right choices over and over again, when no one is looking. Excellence in little things adds up to excellence in the big things. Every organization gets to choose where it lives on the bell curve of excellence. As Aristotle pointed out, ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.’
Inclusion is the act of making all groups of people within a society feel valued, important and catered for. Whether at the level of staff or community, LASOONA believes in the concept of social inclusion. As a locally evolved organization, LASOONA has been able to effectively cater services and benefits to women, persons with different abilities, minorities, and geographic areas.
Synergy is a state in which two or more things work together in a way that produces a result greater than the sum of their individual effects, i.e. ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. As an organization, LASOONA has always respected the dignity, autonomy, privacy, beliefs, and culture of their constituencies – the people they serve, their employees, donors, partners and others. Policies that govern working relationships with these constituencies reflect this commitment. LASOONA listens to the ideas and opinions expressed by others, and treat others as they wish to be treated. LASOONA invests in its staff, and provides them a wealth of opportunities to reach their full potential and to participate in investing in making LASOONA’s vision come true