In my previous post on values, I wrote about our six guiding values and covered the first three: (1) Learn, Grow, Innovate, (2) Committed to Customers, and (3) Together, We Succeed. Here are the final three, which have more to do with the people we hire and the work environment we choose to foster.
Seems kind of obvious, but in my past few decades in technology companies, I can tell you that a “Can-do Attitude” is not a given. We all have up days and down days – as Murphy never fails to come to roost at some point – but what separates the best is all in how they handle the down days.
These are the ones where problems are maybe harder to solve than usual or when it’s 2:00 AM on a Sunday morning as time and tempers grow short.
The down days reveal the content of our team’s character, how we manage to stay positive and support our customers through the difficult times. At Dizzion, we bring aboard the best candidates we can find, and attitude is one of our top hiring criteria.
Do What’s Right
Another obvious one, but not a given for every organization. Some companies lose their way because they do what’s expedient or do just enough to satisfy the letter of the agreement. We pride ourselves with the knowledge that we always endeavor to do the right thing by our customers and partners, and our reputation shows it. Sadly, doing the right thing is not always the easiest or most profitable choice, but we sleep well at night knowing that we do our best to look at all sides and interests in each situation.
Be a Great Place to Work
The last value, and one we work to uphold each and every. There’s the fun stuff – impromptu barbecues, song contests, taco bars, cookie decorating (it’s the holiday season) and happy hours – and there’s the small, meaningful gestures – celebrating birthdays, recognizing success, complimenting hard work. We run a 24x7x365 business that is critical to our customer’s success, this means that we work long hours and take on the hard tasks, but we love what we do.
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