What’s it all about? It’s about us and our culture.
When and where? All the time at Objectivity
The slogan “organisational culture” sounds bad, right? It’s just a hollow tagline used by almost every company in the world which could mean anything. We hear the words but it usually just comes across as “Blah, blah, blah”.
That being said, we still use the phrase in Objectivity and we stand by it. But what does this otherwise-hollow piece of biz-speak mean in Objectivity that makes is so important to us? I’ll try to explain.
A real organisational culture is built by people: the way they are, how they work together and what values they believe in. We give them freedom to act, letting them make both decisions and mistakes. In exchange we get people who do a great job and the assurance that they stay with us for a long time. You can see that it’s worth taking this approach, as more than 50% of the people we employ have come to us from staff recommendations. That, right there, is exactly what we call organisational culture: People treating people well and everyone feeling the benefit.
Curious to know exactly what we do to help everyone working with us feel so good ? Read on…
We believe that there is no development without mistakes. An error is just one part of gaining knowledge and experience; it is a stepping stone and is the one we care about the most. Every day we encourage people to use their creativity and bring their ideas to life, because adherence to an imposed and rigid template does not lead to innovative solutions. Pushing the boundaries and creating something new involves the risk of making a mistake, but that should never stop you. You cannot ‘make’ without making a few mistakes.
If you join us, you can be sure that we don’t just button you up tight in a white shirt with a stiff collar—unless, of course, you want us to do just that! When you wander the corridors in Objectivity, you will come across a cross-section of people and personalities. Here, with us, you can be yourself, dress the way you want and behave naturally. But why does that matter so much to us? Well, we think that when we respect and accept people for who they really are, instead of trying to fit people into nice corporate pigeon-holes, they work at their best. This is who we are and we hope you will like us just the way we are.
We have no formal distinction between boss and subordinate; the ideas, initiatives and opinions of all employees are considered of equal weight. Yes, everyone has a leader who supervises his work to some degree… but we think of this relationship as more of a partnership than a hierarchy. Your leader is simply the first contact with whom you can discuss doubts and issues; and if the decision of your leader on any subject doesn’t suit you, you can safely raise your objections. Nobody is offended by such questioning, because an open expression of everyone’s opinion is the core of our company; it is written into our DNA.
There are many and various practices used in our company to make us all feel happy. We know that we have the best employees in the world and we want to give them whatever we can to show how much we appreciate the work they do.
We are proud of our people and that is why we have so many incentives and guarantee an equal working environment. We can develop talent by creating a unique workplace, listening to all staff and supporting their initiatives and creativity.