We understand our work to be of grave importance. We ask ourselves and each other to live up to a quality of work and conduct that reflects that.
We design our culture on purpose. We create rituals to vary the flow of our lives, to protect different kinds of engagement, and to mark important transitions.
Take Your Vacation Time
We know that taking care of ourselves will determine how well we show up. We encourage each other to sleep, eat well, exercise, and literally take vacation time.
Warm, Not Cool
We are not too cool for school. We make an effort to be earnest and inclusive while holding each other to high standards.
Respect the Clock
We show up punctually and prepared, and start right on time to honor everyone’s time. We communicate as soon we know any commitment won’t be kept. Upholding small agreements helps us uphold larger ones.
We protect time for fun, not from fun.
Conflict is a rich opportunity for growth and change, and a vital skill for everyone to master.
You have no right to your assumptions. When you discover that expectations are misaligned, renegotiate and move on.
Ensemble, Not Soloists
We function as a team first and as individuals second. We are at our best when moving as a single organism.
Don’t get attached to your ideas. Responsibility for ensuring an open and graceful flow of feedback lives on both giver and receiver. Be gentle and compassionate when critiquing the ideas or actions of others; be open and forgiving while receiving feedback.