According to a 2017 Forbes article, 8 Ways Company Culture Drives Performance, “culture is your chance to tell customers what makes you tick, what you care about and the degree to which you’re concerned with improving the world around you.” At Imagine IT, we talk a lot about our culture and are deliberate about investing in it. We make sure every team member and client interaction and every decision we make tie into our underlying core values and help support our company culture.
Our culture drives healthy individuals and healthy relationships.
We invest in the health and growth of our employees. We take care of our team members by encouraging personal and professional development and we address emotional health by making sure that each team member knows they are respected and valued for who they are and what they bring to the table. We lay a foundation of trust.
Healthy team members promote healthy partner relationships. When our team members are respected for who they are and valued for their unique contributions, it’s easy for them to pass this care and respect on to our partners. We want each one of our partners to know that we value them, that we have their backs and that we don’t have a hidden agenda. We want our partners to know that they can trust us.
Our culture drives quality decisions.
We encourage our team members to share their ideas and opinions. You may have heard that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. At Imagine IT, we believe that wholeheartedly! We want our team members to ask questions, be curious and explore possibilities without fear of judgment. We celebrate the fact that we’re all individuals with unique perspectives and when we share our unique perspectives, we steer away from groupthink and make better decisions.
Our culture drives belonging and value.
We let our team members know that they belong and they pass that sense of belonging on to our partners. Because of the nature of our business, our partners reach out to us with problems. When our team members are secure in their place on our team, they don’t take these problems or frustrations personally. We’re problem-solvers and do our best work because we’re confident in the knowledge and value we bring to the table. Similarly, our partners know we’re in their corner, championing their success.
Our culture drives purpose and innovation.
If you don’t feel trusted and comfortable in your own skin, leaving your comfort zone can be scary. At Imagine IT, we live in a world of agile development and need to be able to embrace change on a regular basis. The training and development we provide for our team members go a long way towards building confidence and developing trust. This fuels our purpose and drives innovation on the rapidly evolving tech front.