Building Blocks that goes beyond Business
We copied this from Google’s “Don’t be evil” mantra, have no shame in copying something good :).
It seems very simple and obvious, however, very difficult to stick to in our daily personal and work lives. Several external and internal factors challenge us to remain constantly good irrespective of the situation. We strive to remain good irrespective of the situation.
Instead of thinking“why share this information”, we challenge ourselves to think “why NOT share this information”, “why hide this information from people”. We strive to be as open as possible, on as many things as possible.
We trust one another completely and unabashedly, without any conditions, doubts, judgments and preconceived notions.
We recognize that bad things happen, people make mistakes. A little empathy goes a long way to keep going, achieve bigger things.
Being a product company, we have to be innovative. Being curious (having wonder) is a big part of it.
Every problem can be solved in N number of ways. Thinking creatively helps us to find the most effective route. Plus, it’s more fun 🙂
We embrace and encourage diversity in our people (race, gender) and ideas. We recognize diversity to be one of our strengths.
We own our achievements and mistakes. No excuses.
Being present or mindful is to (1) pay attention, (2) on purpose, (3) without judgement.
We don’t allow laptops (except for the host) and mobile phones in meetings. Very simple idea, but very few companies do it.
We strive to be “present” (be mindful) at every meeting and discussion. If the conversation is not relevant to us, we excuse ourselves. However, if we participate, we are fully prepared and present (mindful), take a genuine interest, without any distractions.