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OUR COMMITMENTS:
ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY, BUSINESS ETHICS, ACCOUNTABILITY

As an open source company, openness forms an integral part of our philosophy. All four of the dimensions above are central to our business ecosystem. An ecosystem can be defined - from a scientific viewpoint - as a set of live, discontinuous individuals together with the materials that result from their activity, from the smallest molecular entity to the largest physical structure, along with the matrix or physical environment in which they occur. It is easy to identify the parallels with the commercial market place, with its large business organisations and the smaller, independent innovators.

ENVIRONMENT

The earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. Like the competitive environment in business, it is in constant evolution. The magnetic polarity of the earth has been changing over geological time; so too has business gravitated towards globalisation. However, life and its physical environment have had much time to evolve together and this prolonged interaction has created a dynamic status quo. In corporate terms, these are known as “best practices”. We strive to maintain the pace of the earth’s status quo, whilst rewriting that of business. Our software systems are designed according to biological models such as swarm intelligence. We build digital ecosystems to enhance collaborative working. In so doing, we leave a small environmental footprint. Our technology empowers other organisations to reduce their own environmental impact too.

COMMUNITY

Any ecosystem consists of ideally separate elements and of the interaction that takes place between them. As a result of such interaction, the future state of the system – environmental or otherwise – is restricted by the behaviour of each element that influences it. Our world tomorrow is directly influenced by our actions today. The notion of co-evolution is the presence of one set of individuals that alter the effective conditions in which another group operates; frequently this relationship is reciprocal. It is as rare in nature as it is in business that only two “species” should be involved, given that this co-evolution is contagious and easily extends to others, often inevitably, by mimicking the originator. Our policy goals are shaped around collaborative working methods, in which all stakeholders are relevant. Responsibilities are shared. We believe in sharing knowledge and the farming of free-range ideas to enrich communities. Because evolution favours teamwork, Techideas actively contributes its know-how to empower humans to achieve their goals via collaboration.

BUSINESS ETHICS

Every community in an ecosystem has standards: practices that are expected, some that are tolerated and others that are taboo. As a member of the innovation business community, we adhere to the highest possible standards and working practices: surpass expectations. Integrity is a fundamental requirement in the global business environment. Our principles and ethical standards follow the wisdom of highly evolved collectives, each contributing to the betterment of whole community. It is hard for an entire community to be entirely off track, however, as notorious boardroom dealings have proven, a single individual can easily trip up. By actively participating in networks, that risk is greatly reduced. What society expects is clear. We strive to surpass expectations.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Ecosystems - natural or digital - are all about connectivity. Trust-based relationships are implicit in the natural world and in the business world. In nature, protocols are established to enable symbiosis, for example. This inter-connectedness is built on trust. In business, partners and peers are accountable to each other. We place our trust in our suppliers and co-workers and we are accountable for the results. By introducing best working practices we aim to be a trustworthy corporate citizen. Systems and methods persist through time but their components, standards and expectations inevitably change. TechIdeas intends to lead change by strengthening these protocols of trust and communicating these values in a responsible way to all our stakeholders.