We are OK with people being remote. Collaborate when you need to. Plan your time such that we’re a leader. Flexibility to work is a way to gain agility.
Committed to gender equality and inclusion
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and that right is violated by gender based discrimination.
Commitment to transparency
Transparency in communication. Transparency in pay. And transparency at work.
Professionals produce with intent. Professionals COMMIT themselves and their time to deliver an outcome in exchange for a value.
Our schedule is visible to each other. Its OK to have time blocked off for family, picking up kids etc. Work is a part of our life so priorities are placed where they are needed.
Async working model
Teams that work together, bond together, win together. But they do not need to be together all the time..
Output matters, time doesn't
How we work is our choice. When we work is (mostly) our choice. Where we work from is also our choice. What matters is work done at our best possible quality of output, not the length of time to get it done. What matters to the organization is work getting done. On schedule. On budget. Success is the goal. The journey is flexible but focused.
We are owners. If we do something, we own the result. We keep our eye on the long-term result and not just the short-term task. We act on 'behalf of the company'. We never say 'it’s not my job'. If it moves the company forward, its everyone’s responsibility.
Merit over status
We respect people for their contributions not their status. Each person is important, as important as the contributions they make towards the goal. We are respected for who we are and our contributions.
The customer can be the person buying from our company. The customer can be a person in another team who depends on us. If they are depending on us for something, they are our customer. We focus on doing the best we can for our customer.
We first understand and set a goal. Once it’s clear what we need to achieve, we work towards hitting the goal. We do not settle for anything less than our goal.
If we can make something simpler, why not? We prefer making things simpler and better for all involved. Simpler we make it, clearer it is.
We ask questions
We are curious. If we have a doubt, we ask. We do not assume. Assumption leads to failure. When we find problems, we share them, we solve them together. We move forward to our goal. When we point issues, we focus on the issue not the person. All people make mistakes, Gozens learn from their mistakes.
Communicate Openly, Clearly, Often
We communicate clearly and openly. We respect and praise each other. When we agree we do it openly. When we disagree, we also do it openly. But we always disagree respectfully. When we point issues, we focus on the issue not the person. We make mistakes, we share our mistakes so everyone learns from them and together we come up with ways so mistakes do not repeat.
We take risks. We learn from mistakes
We move fast, we take calculated risks. We watch over each other so we can avoid mistakes together. Mistakes are reduced when a team works together, assumes nothing & communicates everything. And when we make a mistake, we learn from it. We communicate our mistakes so others do not repeat them. A mistake is a lesson. Its learning what not to do again.
Learn and grow
If something is not growing, it starts dying. Growth is very important. If you learn, you grow. We keep learning. There is so much to learn -- from mistakes, from others, from the changing world. Keep your ears to the ground. Listen and learn. We are always learning & always growing.
We depend on each other. I can ask you for help. I expect you to ask me for help. We trust each other to take ownership and to be there for each other.
We run in small teams. Together
Each of us is part of many teams. One person’s opinion isn't always right. So, we keep seeking input and feedback from others. Each person adds value to the team. We learn from each other. We help each other win. We give help, we get help and we win together as a team.
Every role and task are important. Each person delivers to the big goal. No job is too small. We need to be aware of the details. We inspire others to be their best. So, we first be our best.