MobieTrainers prepared to unveil their Values to the world – only to realise we’d been living them all along.
You’ve heard about corporate values before: a few little words that define a company’s course of action and the culture of its team. Companies want to achieve something – that’s their mission. How they will achieve it, that’s their values.
In the best of cases, values tell the outside world what makes a team special; in the worst, they’re some empty buzzwords written and forgotten (did you know Communication, Respect, Integrity and Excellence were the values of ENRON of all companies? Ouch!).
Values are usually defined from the top down: since management and founders know a company’s mission inside and out, it makes sense that they’d set out its values, too.
But we do things differently, don’t we?
In a series of workshops, the entire MobieTrain team put all of our brains together to understand what makes it so easy to recognize each other: from the moment a new MobieTrainer joins the team, it already feels like they’re part of our little big family. We asked each other: what is it about us that sets us apart?
We know that our values were meant to spell out who we already were, not who we wanted to be. They’re not aspirational, they’re a description of what makes each person in our team unique. Why? Because people make the culture, not the other way around.
So, we got together and asked ourselves: what is it about each of us that makes us MobieTrainers?
Our Team spirit: We embrace TEAMSPIRIT by working cooperatively and respecting each other.
We know we are bigger than the sum of our parts: we harvest a true feeling of respect, trust and pride for our teammates, clients, and partners. We work with people we believe in and who we can learn from, and vice-versa.
Caring: We CARE by listening and supporting our colleagues, clients, partners and society at large.
We know, it’s hip to ‘care’ – but MobieTrainers really mean this one. We see each other as complex people with varied interests so we make sure each of us feels appreciated, valued and heard.
Our Ambition: We are AMBITIOUS by letting challenges inspire us, facing our goals courageously and growing constantly.
Ambition doesn’t have to be a ‘dirty’ word: MobieTrainers are ambitious because we take ownership of our targets, and we chase our goals creatively! We don’t see problems, we see solutions!
Our Transparency: We are TRANSPARENT by establishing clear, regular, and respectful communication with all stakeholders.
We believe in the power of regular, open, and honest communication. Why? Because having all the information we need out in the open allows us to be more creative and proactive, and to work smarter.
Our Bravery: We are BRAVE because we think big, act now, and improve tomorrow!
We were born from bravery: in the beginning, not too long ago, we came out of the woodwork with a revolutionary solution.
It was different, it was scary – but here we are! Since then, we never stopped facing challenges courageously. It’s in our DNA.
Our Flexibility: We are FLEXIBLE by adapting to change and rising to internal and external challenges.
Every start up on the block know this: flexibility is the name of the game.
But what does it mean for us? We know that change makes us stronger, and we rejoice in being a different person every stay. It keeps us strong and adaptative, a force to be reckoned with!
Living our values
And that’s all, we packed our bags and went our separate ways, never to speak of our values again…
Of course not! Writing down our values was the tip of the iceberg.
Now, we’re focused on living them: being there for each other when problems arise, inspiring each other to be better and to take on bigger challenges, asking questions freely and openly, crafting the right answers so nothing gets lost in translation, adjusting and improving wherever we can, growing fast to keep up with this ever-changing world, listening to everyone because we understand that every person matters. That every person can make a difference.
Specially, someone like us.