As a values driven organisation, Higher Ground aims to have organisational values embedded in the functions and systems of the organisation, and demonstrated in the behaviour of our people.
At Higher Ground the following core “THIRSTE” values inform the work we do:
Trust – we promote justice and equity and have the best interests of each other and our clients at heart.
Honesty – we promote open, safe, effective and honest communication at organisational and client levels.
Integrity – we endeavour to live our ethical standards consistently within our practice; and make our services as accessible as possible without discrimination or judgement. We do the right thing.
Respect – we value diversity in its various personal, cultural and gender expressions. We advocate relationships free from judgement, blame and abuse. We value the responsible use of resources – people, money, time and technology.
Safety – we are stewards of our Clients and always operate with a mentality of “safety first”; never compromising the wellbeing of our clients or each other.
Teamwork – we share a common vision and mission, watch out for each other and act as owners of the company with a bias for action and a can-do attitude. We understand the whole is be greater than the sum of the parts, without abrogating personal responsibility for our performance and development.
Experiential – we promote and embrace a process of Experiencing, Reflecting, Thinking and Acting, always within a Safe Environment that stimulates the learning process.