My reflections on Andela’s EPIC values
Andela’s mission is to advance human potential by powering today’s teams and investing in tomorrow’s leaders.
EPIC is an acronym for the core values of Andela which stands for Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration.
My reflections on the values.
My reflection on excellence in the Bootcamp gave me another definition of the term because it describes excellence as striving towards the peak, researching and looking for the best approach to the task and yielding maximum output.
Its made me understand that asking questions and implementing feedback improves my learning and goal to deliver a maximum result.
Without passion, I wouldn't have gotten this far in my software development carrier. I see passion as a driving force which can withstand resistance to one’s goals. Passion developed my interest to learn continuously and joyfully impacting others with what I have learnt. It's of no surprise that the LFA is willing to guide you feedback to improve.
Accord to Wikipedia integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Integrity is being honest on the job, giving reference or credit to whom it deserves without compromise. It makes me understand that being truthful when you are not able to perform a certain task is not a sign of weakness but an opportunity to develop provided you are willing to learn. In Andela I see this among the fellows.
Collaboration simply means working together to achieve the maximum result. Teamwork does not only helps to deliver a quality result but it also improves the relationship between team members. It makes guidance, feedback and reviews easily implemented which result in maximum output. At Andela, I see collaboration as a key factor which makes them unique.
Andela’s EPIC values is a way to get better not only in your technical skills but also soft skills, anyone willing can adopt these methods.