What I would like as a employee:
QUALITY: To put effort in quality, I want to make exceptional piece of work which results will make peoples life easier, will make them want to use the software, will make them say wow, will make a shift for the better in how things can be.
LEARNING, HUMILITY, PASSION: I really would want to improve my knowledge and skills in programming but also in other aspects that go around me, testing, quality, managing. This will require participation of both myself and the company I am working for. Time is limited and energy is required.
CREATIVITY: Most of all I want to be inspired by what I do, I want other people to be inspired by what they do, I want to be able to be creative, to create new things, that the things that I do matter and are not just for the sake of money, billability.
RESPONSIBILITY: I want to take part in the company development, I want to improve things for the better, If I see something that I can improve or something that does not work and I come up with a solution, a suggestion, I talk about it, will I be listened to? Will honesty be appreciated, sometimes even radical honesty? Even if the things that come up might feel painful?
I do not know everything about something or everything about everything, neither do I try. What I do try is to keep learning and improving my skills in such a manner that I can produce the best quality and results that I personally can. I try to find a balance between new and old in a world and an industry that changes rapidly every year. Learning everything about everything or everything about something is not necessary in most cases since things grow old or are just tests in the first place.
What I would like from myself and the company that I work for is: seriousness, responsibility, humility and honesty. With these qualities I hope that the actions that I and the company takes will results not only for the best there is in the things and actions we take but also for our clients, the people who are using our services and products. Ideally in such a way that everyone and everything involved will benefit on equal terms as a whole.
We exist in relationship with the people and the world around us. A destructive relationship is one where each part of the whole will work from their own point of view, through their thoughts and ideas. Such way of acting is limited, narrow, divisive and conflictive. It the long run such approach becomes destructive. A creative relationship is one where all parts of the whole are working together to bring forth the best possible results and actions for a common goal. These actions are not taken through a specific point of view but through an open and a learning mind which seeks to create a better tomorrow.
This will require a dynamic way of living where one is constantly observing, constantly learning without a static mind that clings to the old. The old is a great foundation but it can not be the only thing that guides us since we are not omnipotent, all-knowing and all-capable. This is where humility comes into being. Without humility one makes the assumption of thinking that he knows what's best but the risk is great for errors and destructive actions, since we are limited in our knowledge and capabilities.
Progress and creativity exists only when we are ready to let go of the old to explore the unknown.