The need to prove a point that's it's possible to make a profit and treat employees with dignity and respect simultaneously.
I didn't feel respected at other companies I worked for and felt the need to prove to myself that I and the people I work with are more than what we were told we were.
That we were worth more than what we were paid. That our time was just as valuable as our employers.
That we have names and are individuals. That listening to an employees' advice was more important than being right.
Where growth was to be encouraged and not stifled