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The NAPA Way: Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Self-Management and Transparency

Welcome to NAPA, where we’re more than a workplace—we’re a collaborative international community, often referred to as a family, deeply committed to empowering every individual through self-management and unwavering transparency. Our mission has been simple: to create and maintain an environment where every Naparian has an equal opportunity to succeed while championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords at NAPA; they are fundamental values embedded in our organizational DNA. Let’s break down how DEI is implemented in practice at NAPA.

International NAPA family

NAPA company comprises a vibrant and diverse community of individuals, with employees, customers, and collaboration partners spanning across the globe. We collaborate daily with colleagues from different cultures possessing diverse backgrounds, skills, and expertise. We use one common language (English) for internal communication, meetings, and events to ensure effective communication. This helps to foster understanding and promotes inclusivity among our team members.

Self-Management for all

At NAPA, our self-management model empowers every Naparian to drive their success. We trust our people and value each person’s unique contributions. Your voice matters, no matter your role; everyone has the power to make a meaningful impact.

Transparent routes

Transparency is the foundation of our way of operating and the NAPA Ground Rules. Right from the start, our job postings are open and inclusive, inviting diverse talents to join our crew. We also make sure Naparians know about open positions, giving everyone the possibility to apply. Information sharing is a top priority, empowering every Naparian with access to the necessary insights. Nearly all company information is transparently available to everyone, building trust and commitment throughout the company.

Merit-based growth

We prioritize merit-based career growth in our pursuit of equitable opportunities. Gender, age, nationality, or any irrelevant factors don’t affect our decisions. Your progress at NAPA is solely based on your skills, competency, enthusiasm, and dedication. You are at the helm of your career with NAPA.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in action

Our commitment to DEI isn’t just hypocrisy. We provide equal development opportunities, for all teams or individual Naparians, fostering an environment where everyone can reach their full potential. Every individual, irrespective of background, is nurtured and supported equally.

Comfort, respect, and openness

Our office setup prioritizes the well-being of Naparians. Good ergonomics and diverse workspaces encourage collaboration or provide a place to concentrate, ensuring comfort for all. Working remotely or in hybrid mode is also possible. We maintain a culture of respect and trust. We enforce a zero-tolerance policy against any form of intimidation, bullying, or harassment.

Supporting work-life balance

We’re advocates for a healthy work-life balance. NAPA supports family leaves and remote work opportunities for all, recognizing the importance of harmonizing work and personal life.

Living our values

NAPA isn’t just a company; it’s a living example of what happens when self-management and transparency are not just ideals but a daily practice throughout all our ten offices around the world. We’re a crew where everyone’s contributions are valued, and success is a journey we take together.

We’re a team that lives up to our values; Courage leads the way in everything we do, while Reliability is the cornerstone of our actions, we strive to continuously develop and build Success through learning, demonstrate that Commitment builds trust and, most of all, we Enjoy working together.

This article was originally published by Anne-Mari Kantola on LinkedIn on 23 February 2024.

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