Lokahi seeks the harmony of bringing people to agreement. It is the value of cooperation, collaboration, and unity. It’s a good value for teamwork for teams in search of synergy. While lokahi speaks to the behavior of people within a group, its core assumption is that the group’s effectiveness comes from the choices made by the individuals within it. Lokahi asks…are you a bystander or are you truly engaged? Lokahi asks…do you seek to understand everyone’s opinion while sharing your own? Lokahi helps managers foster accountability in employees while also having employees expect that managers take responsibility for a harmonious work climate.
Lokahi requires managers select employees and train them responsibly. Lokahi requires managers to have their act together. Lokahi requires managers’ involvement to be consistent and constructive. Your employees will shift gears often. As a manager, it is your responsibility to ensure they are in the right gear at the right time.
CITE: MANAGING WITH ALOHA: Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business by Rosa Say