My Reflections on Andela’s EPIC Value

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Kafilat Abdulwahab
·Jan 29, 2019·

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With Andela it’s all about EPIC!

I became passionate about Andela the first time I saw its core values

E- Excellence

P- Passion

I- Integrity

C- Collaboration

Andela prides itself as the best place to work in Africa which is no doubt the truth judging by what I have seen so far on my journey to become an Andelan.

Andela’s core values have inspired me to set Excellence, Passion, Integrity and collaboration as my standard. I have come to realize that I no longer want to settle for anything lesser than that. I applied it in everything ranging from home, work, career and how I relate with people that comes way. I can’t from admiring all Andelans that comes my way and aspire to be like them. They are just epic!

My Reflections:

Having a background where excellence is a great trait can be compared with the competition between me of yesterday and me of today. At Andela, I can see that excellence means a process of comparison between you and yourself alone in line with what is acceptable globally which defines the basis of excellence not just in Software Development aspect but also in other fields. At Andela, the aim of maintaining its excellence has made them a big contributor among their counterparts. This has made me believe that if I strive for excellence then I can as well be the best in whatever I do.

Passion can never be overemphasized because it is Passion that has been seeing me through every challenge that comes my way. This can be justified with Anthony J. D’Angelo’s quote about passion which says: “ Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”

Integrity to me is being honest and transparent at all times, this is has made life so easy for me because I no longer have to worry about what people will say.

The last one, Collaboration — I call it game master!

In this current world, to collaborate with others is very important because not only will one learn fast but also in a more efficient way. According to Dinesh Paliwal, “collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and based on transparency and constant communication.”

Going forward, I am going to continue to uphold EPIC as my core value.

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