Realizing human potential
Voluntās’s leadership philosophy is rooted in the thinking of our Founder and notion of Human Potential Development. This means that we strive not only to realize the unique potential of each employee, but to create the basis for each individual to experience meaning in the work they do. We are purpose-driven and by generating and sustaining a high level of meaningfulness among all employees, our aim is to harness our collective potential to make more lives more meaningful within society as a whole.
This philosophy is underpinned by our four following virtues, and it is the responsibility of each employee to uphold and promote these virtues both within and outside our organization.
From values to virtues
At Voluntās we do not have values. We have virtues.
The concept of value originates from the language of economics, whereas the concept of virtues originates from the language of morality. Voluntās is not about economics, but all about morality.
We are a fundamental change to the way money is earned, spent and invested.
Self-awareness above Self-confidence:
To know oneself rather than to believe in oneself
Aspirations and hard work:
To persevere rather than to intend
Honesty above Compassion:
To speak one’s mind rather than to shy away from conflict
Facts above Sentiments:
To know rather than to assume
From Human Ressources
to Human Potential
Voluntās is built on the sole purpose of realizing human potential. This is firmly rooted in a One-Life-Approach, knowing that the one life we live should entail, ignite, and foster as much meaning as possible.
Developing human potential and making space for people to be ambitious with their lives is therefore a core principle. This is why we aim to establish the best, healthiest, and most meaningful (work) environment around every single employee at Voluntās.
We know that humans are the key to a sustainable culture and a main factor in fostering belonging and a sense of community within the organization. Well-being and mental health are therefore of the highest priority.
We take responsibility for supporting every human being who enters our community. We do this because we know that realizing human potential is a prerequisite for both professional and personal growth.
Building & Strengthening Resilience
At Voluntās, a fundamental principle is to foster organizational resilience by looking after our employees’ well-being and prioritizing their health.
We invest in our employees’ physical and mental health by providing:
- Healthcare Insurance
- Knowledge-sharing Sessions
- Mental and Well-being Activities
- Healthy Hybrid Work Environment
- Physical Inspiration and Movement
Supporting & Realizing Human Potential
Realizing human potential is rooted in a One-Life-Approach, making it vital for Voluntās to establish space for people to be ambitious with life in general.
We support employee development and learning by providing all employees with:
- Annual Meaningfulness Days
- Structured Support for Education
- Self-awareness Conversations
- Human Potential Development Plans
- Freedom to choose Self-demotion
- Flexible and adjustable working hours
Cultivating a Global Culture
As a multicultural company – both in terms of geographical foot print and human potential – we encourage employees to discover and experience the world.
We foster cultural intelligence and diversity by:
- Supporting Language Skill Courses
- Internal Belonging Events
- Center for Applied Meaningfulness
- Encourage & Support Office Exchanges
- Annual Global Curiosity Convergence
For the past years working for Voluntās I’ve lived and worked in many places around the world including Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Peru, and Tunisia. Having the flexibility to move around and work from anywhere is extremely valuable for me.
It gives me a sense of freedom that I think I cannot live without. It also allows me to visit family, friends, and colleagues in our different offices, get to know new places, and practice the sports that I’m most passionate about. I’m grateful that Voluntās allows the space for this.
Did you know? Top 5 regrets of the dying
We will not regret making our work more meaningful
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier
Source: Bronnie Ware ‘The Australian Nurse – Top 5 Regrets of the Dying’ Huffington Post (2012)
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It is now available in English.
The box of great conversations
What do you value most in life? Who, if anyone, would you like to ask for forgiveness? Which moral standards guide you through life?
FuelBox MEANINGFUL LIFE is a great tool to explore yourself together with other people. It lets you share perspectives, challenges the way you live your life and inspires how you can live tomorrow.
The 180 open-ended questions in this box are based on Albæk’s book “One Life: How we forgot to live meaningful lives.” The purpose of this box is to share the meaningful conversations that can help us live the one life we have as consciously as possible.