Principled - Malachi Values DayWith the half term week upon us, this week we took the opportunity to come together as a collective and explore our value of being principled.
We define our commitment to being principled as by committing to being
‘open and honest with the families we help and with our funding partners.’
Throughout the session, Malachi staff were challenged to explore their own principles and what it means to carry these principles throughout both their work and personal life.
In many situations throughout both our work and personal lives, our principles are challenged, and it is only in these moments that we will know if we can truly uphold these principles, and what they really mean to us.
As an organisation strongly led by our principles and values, we understand the need of everyone who embodies the Malachi title to explore, discuss, debate and challenge these in order to work to the highest possible standard with families on their Malachi journey.
Never short of opinions and deep reflections, Malachi staff posed that the organisation of Malachi can be seen as a dance. All our stakeholders, staff and partners are on the dancefloor, maybe showing off a few different moves, but the important thing is that we are all dancing to the same song. By understanding the lyrics, the beat and the melodies to that song, it doesn’t matter how we dance as we are all working in time with one another.
For inspiration we reminded ourselves of the strength, humility and principles of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott to debate how we to can stand up by sitting down.
To be principled is to be truly committed to your cause, and whilst a value in itself, this value strengthens the rest of our organisational aims used when working with hard to reach families.
We ended our session with immortal words of Mark Twain;
‘principles have no real force except when one is well fed’This quote that is true every day for Malachi staff on the front line, supporting families through the toughest of times.