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We allow them to give insight into decisions being made, and we participate with their
personal and professional development on the job. We are humble in our leadership and
seek to serve others rather than seeking to be served.
We also realize that everyone has the potential to be sinful, so we don’t play favorites and
we walk through Biblical conflict resolution in a manner that deals with issues openly and
directly, focusing on the dispute itself rather than on personal vendettas, name-calling,
gossip, or slander. • As leaders, we seek to look towards the future, and we motivate followers through
covenantal behaviors like active dialogue, mutual accountability and participative decision
making as we create and articulate the organizational vision. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS Product Development and Marketing: we seek a holistic approach to marketing. We reject
marketing hype that misleads customers, and internally, when making marketing decisions, we
engage all relevant employees—including the sales staff, product development team, marketing
staff, etc. in a covenantal, holistic solution which leads to the best designed and marketed products
and services. Operations Materials Management/Supply Chain Management: we recognize that we were
called by God to “take dominion” of our business processes, which means that we should be diligent
to ensure that our businesses processes are efficient and effective. But in doing so, we never put
efficiency above effectiveness—the moment our processes sacrifice customer and employee care in
the name of increased profit and efficiency is the moment that we need to make changes. SECONDARY FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS IT: Information Technology is used to improve business productivity, but IT solutions are made in
a way that engages employee feedback so that solutions work well when implemented.
• • • We seek to ensure that everything we do is above the board ethically and in keeping with
legal requirements. We avoid ethical gray areas.
We also seek to deploy training programs and support services that truly care for and
develop employees. Ideas like flextime, work-life balance policies, and equitable pay are all
Our conflict resolution strategies and our performance evaluation processes let employees
know exactly where they stand and provide employees with clear, constructive points of
feedback for improvement, in keeping with covenantal principles and the model of conflict
resolution articulated in Matthew 18. We avoid vendettas and favoritism. But we also
ensure that problem employees are dealt with in a manner that protects the company and
keeps productive, motivated employees engaged.
Because we recognize that humans are made in God’s image, we don’t treat employees like
worker drones—we discourage workaholicism, and we view business as just one part of life
and our act of worship to God: family, church and community involvement...
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