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What does humane leadership mean in practice at Vincit?


Vincit is an award-winning workplace that focuses on creating better Mondays for Vincitizens, our customers, and our planet. One key to success is our humane leadership approach – but what does this mean for employees and supervisors?



The key elements that make up humane leadership at Vincit are:

  • Taking a ‘servant leader’ approach
  • Nurturing a trusting relationship between individuals and their superiors
  • Ensuring tailored, coaching treatment for everyone
  • Acknowledging that not everyone can be led in the same way
  • Supporting open discussions on any topic
  • Ensuring no one is left alone

Humane leadership demands self-direction and mutual trust from individuals – and the organization needs to provide freedom and the resources necessary to make this happen.

We’ve always embraced a very employee-centric leadership model at Vincit. However, as our company has expanded, we've tailored these models even more to help supervisors apply their individual strengths. 

My experience as a Cell Lead

I started as a Cell Lead 1.5 years ago, because I really wanted to help and coach people around me. Embracing Vincit's leadership values has made this experience truly great and I think I’ve learned a lot, too. The support I've received from Vincit has been very important, allowing me to tailor my approach and refine my style with my team. 

Here are some tangible examples from our daily leadership practices that help to demonstrate what humane leadership means in my work:

  • Personalized one-to-one meetings: We have regular one-on-one meetings with the team to ensure open lines of communication.
  • Coaching and support: We emphasize coaching to offer a supportive environment that encourages growth and learning.
  • Peer feedback and development: We foster a culture that encourages peer feedback and sharing of development ideas.
  • Authenticity of supervisors: Allowing the unique personalities of supervisors to shine creates a more relatable leadership presence.
  • Approachability and clarity: Our leaders are known for being accessible and clear about their roles, which makes it easier for team members to know where to go when they need help.
  • Well-being check-ins: Supervisors regularly ask about team members' well-being.
  • Mutual support among supervisors: There's a strong sense of camaraderie and support among the leadership team.

I firmly believe that humane leadership will be a cornerstone in the future of work, making it all the more rewarding to be part of an organizational culture that embraces these values. Often, such a culture is thought to be only fit for smaller companies – yet here I am at Vincit, witnessing and contributing to its implementation in a larger setting and helping to make Mondays better together.