Love Your Work

There are many ways to make your work a better place

One of the most successful entrepreneurs of the last century once said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs.

At Kilimanjaro, we believe it is essential to love your work. We suggest a few things that can make this easier for everyone. Kilimanjaro collectively agrees that the key to start loving your work is a combination of the organizational culture and the environment we work in. We are not afraid to say our team is our greatest asset, both because of their quality skills and the ability to adapt to the unique tribal culture that we pride ourselves on.

Birth of the Tribe

It was almost 18 years ago that Kilimanjaro established a company that, to this day, strives to support businesses with their journey of growth using carefully chosen and implemented ERP software. As our team has grown from a mere two tribe members to over 120 MYOB specialists, the company has continued to flourish. We have achieved this through the proper structure. This gives every employee a voice and encourages the vision of ‘farmers, not hunters’. The creation of this unique culture has been nourished and continues throughout all our offices. Therefore, we would like to share our Tribes’ secrets on how to make your team love their work.

Flat structure

At Kilimanjaro, we believe in the African saying “Ubuntu”, which means I exist because you exist, and you exist because I exist. Everyone here is treated equally, which inspires a constantly encouraging workplace environment. This atmosphere allows employees to believe that they can develop their own skills and personalities to coincide with the business, which is key to maintaining long-term employees who respect the business. Above all, we don’t see the benefits of a command and control environment. Creating a positive space for our team creates a positive environment for our clients, making them feel confident they are in trusted hands.

Creation of the Golden Rules

We all need some rules to follow. At Kilimanjaro, very early on, we defined 9 Golden Rules, which we expect everyone to follow without any exceptions. The vision was to create a liberated, unique and resilient company. One glibly talks about an organisational culture built on the foundation of a set of core values. If you haven’t created them as of yet, define that set of values now to avoid ending up like every other mundane, pedestrian organisation. In order for the rules to be effective, the rules must be part of your way of doing things. One of them, which is very close to our hearts and improves internal functionality, is “We keep our promises”. In essence, we don’t make commitments to work we can’t deliver. This works well internally and externally for our clients.

Work-life balance

To begin with, for a business to thrive, it is important that employees are focused and motivated. To ensure this, simple rest and relaxation are essential. Although the ‘work-life balance’ may seem difficult, there are a couple of things you and your team can implement so that every individual in the company is not overworked and stressed. At Kilimanjaro, we encourage taking time for yourself and switching off your devices. Likewise, spending quality time with family and friends and indulging in the right meals, exercise, or other hobbies will help maintain balance. We believe that planning this time effectively will lead to an effective workplace environment. In summary, the more time you spend looking after your mind and body, the more you will achieve at work.

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Our people are our greatest assets

We nurture our people, create an environment in which they can thrive, teach others, grow and progress. We seek for clever, intelligent, creative, diligent people to love working in our environment and then we give them more responsibility, more discretion. In return, they deliver the agreed outcomes. If our people are stressed, unhappy, unmotivated, we need to change our organisation, not change the people.  Supporting one another and engaging in team-building experiences is another great way to create a community within the workplace. Kilimanjaro has successfully created this type of atmosphere by combining our Corporate Social Responsibility with team exercises. To read more about our involvement with inspiring charities and ways that our team have bonded through this, check out our CSR page.

We love our work

Most of us are spending 40 hours or more at work per week. That is around 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. With numbers like this, it is important that your job is an inspiring, exciting and joyously challenging activity. We hope that our ideas are able to motivate a better workplace, positive mind space and overall growth for you and your business.

If you have any more enquiries, please email us at, or give us a call at 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ).

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