SHEMIM is an NGO dedicated to conducting innovative research and developing educational and action programs to cultivate greater harmony.
Through reliance on transdisciplinary research, the mission of SHEMIM is to foster educational and advocacy programs, to harmonize various systems to build and enhance economic, cultural, and social capital.
Acknowledging heredity and environment as inextricably interlinked, it aims to modulate the normative social influences and environmental stimuli to improve the general behavior.
Defining health as a state of physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being, it suggests a non-invasive approach to monitor the state of progress from collective down to an individual level.
To rectify the world, we need to rectify our brains, which requires a rectified world. Therefore, rectification is a journey and not destination.
Guiding principles that we live by
To be honest, means to be truthful in everything one says and does. It means more than refraining from lying; it includes telling the whole truth, even when doing so is difficult.
Integrity results from consistent decisions to act ethically under challenging situations, especially when we oppose the mainstream or our position is endangered. To have integrity is to uphold ethical principles and follow through on one's aspirations and visions, consistently, predictably, and reliably.
Quality for us is striving to do everything to the best of one's ability and working hard to better meet the needs of our partners. It requires us to subordinate our financial interests.
Good citizenship requires all of us to continuously be mindful of our obligations and to respect applicable laws and regulations. As an organization, we strive for a transparent climate free from corruption. We refrain from paying bribes or seeking out otherwise unlawful means to influence people's decisions.
Respect is regard for the inherent worth of each individual. It requires us to create a platform where people are treated well and are afforded all of the rights they are entitled to, both under the applicable law and under this organization's policy. A respectful workplace is safe, free from discrimination and harassment, affords partners fair opportunity to pursue their paths, and protects the privacy of personal information that the organization may obtain or possess.
Trust arises when we truly care for each other with appreciation but without expectations to receive back. Assisting each other harmoniously and respectfully facilitates our work prosper.
Empathy is not only the ability to understand a person's predicament and identify with their feelings, but also to feel emotionally and physically as if the other's feelings were their own. Given our biased minds, we continuously need to remind ourselves to give the 'benefit of the doubt' when observing others' behaviors. Akin to a dynamic mirror we try to bring the good out of and strive to help others to be at their natural best.
We place great importance on jointly seeking creative options in situations where polarizing differences can be made compatible or even complementary. We suggest using objective criteria and reasonable standards to resolve the disputes. Whenever the situation permits, we strive to attack the problems and not the people.
Fairness can be understood as a concern for how others are treated, ensuring that we treat people the way we wish to be treated. Fairness is a commitment to behave ethically towards every human being by applying sound moral standards in decisions that affect other people. Fairness also governs how we treat other organizations and how we manage working relationships.
We encourage a hunger for continuous education and inspiration to discover novel ideas, new technologies, and creative ways of working and interacting. We are not afraid to share our innovations to face critics, ridicule, or even fought against.
Learning from mistakes is an essential criterion of our educational qualification. Trial and error is the fundamental method to our educational progress. It requires us to provide a safe environment for people's fears, concerns, and vulnerabilities, where people work with passion and not stress.
Responsibility calls on us to accept the obligation to act in a manner taking into account all of the values mentioned herein. As an organization, we recognize that we will be held accountable for our actions, and we fully accept the consequences of any step that we take. Admitting to mistakes, for us, is a sign of strength.
Our definition of success is to be a better version of ourselves than our yesterday. While collaboration is vital to us, we don't aim to compete or to rank.
Our subjective evaluation of self-integrity appreciates honest feedback and constructive criticism. It helps us grow in the right direction with more optimism.
To us, being a leader means assisting others and not acting as the ultimate compass. We encourage people to continuously learn using their intuition as the frame of reference and not blindly outsource their minds to us. Critical questioning reduces corruption and helps us create a better tomorrow.
We respect our partners' rights to privacy and use information with appropriate discretion.
We don't expect others to share our values. We believe that the imposition of a single ethical principle, which overrides individual morality, extinguishes tolerance for diverse cultural viewpoints and restricts visions for broader socio-economic developments.