At Y Scouts we have the unique opportunity to learn about the cultures and workplaces of the organizations we work with as part of our executive search process.
A core part of any organization is their core values. The core values at Y Scouts aim to share our beliefs, our personality, our story and serve as internal ways to guide our actions and behaviors.
Our first core value, “Costumes are for Halloween” is our way of inviting every member of our team to be the same person at the office as they are out of the office. We want to know the authentic version of each of our teammates and celebrate the idiosyncrasies that make each of us unique and special.
One of our other core values is “Learning Crushes Knowing”. We believe the future belongs to the learners; those who continue to lean into learning. Simply relying on what made someone successful in the past is rarely the right recipe to lead to similar success in the future. The relentless pursuit of knowledge is a critical behavior at Y Scouts.
But what are the top core values typically found at organizations today? How are other companies communicating their fundamental beliefs and behaviors? Are there commonalities? Do organizations even need core values?
Each organization is different, which is why we decided to take a look at the top core values from 10 companies listed on the Great Place To Work Institute‘s “Best Medium-Sized Workplaces” list.
Purpose: Giving voice to ideas.
- Be your own customer
- Empower individuals
- Design is not a luxury
- Good work takes time
- Optimize towards ideals
Learn more about the values at Squarespace: http://www.squarespace.com/about/values
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Purpose: To be the best financial services firm and the best place to work in Tennessee.
Learn more about the values at Pinnacle Financial Partners: https://www.pnfp.com/about-pinnacle/who-we-are-mission,-vision-and-values/
Purpose: To protect the physical connections to the best moments in your life.
- Being honest
- Treating everyone with respect and dignity
- Delivering on our promises
- Always exceeding expectations
Learn more about the values at Hagerty: https://www.hagerty.com/corporate/Values
Purpose: Helping teams everywhere change the world through the power of software
- Open company, no bullshit
- Build with heart and balance
- Don’t #@!% the customer
- Play, as a team
- Be the change you seek
Learn more about the values at Atlassian: https://www.atlassian.com/company/careers
Purpose: improve the lives of the people behind the campaigns.
- Dedication to Others
Learn more about the values at Centro: http://www.centro.net/careers/manifesto
Purpose: First Choice in Signal Processing Components
- Continuous Improvement
- Job Satisfaction
Learn more about the values at Cirrus Logic: http://www.cirrus.com/en/careers/visionmissionvalues.html
Purpose: We help small businesses thrive with sales and marketing software built for them.
- We empower entrepreneurs.
- We listen, we care, we serve.
- We do what we say we’ll do.
- We practice open, real communication.
- We face challenges with optimism.
- We check our egos at the door.
- We innovate and constantly improve.
- We do the right thing.
- We believe in people and their dreams.
Learn more about the values at Infusionsoft: http://www.infusionsoft.com/culture
Purpose: to help business owners and executives reach their goals by delivering proactive, innovative, and comprehensive solutions.
- Integrity and ethical values
- Direct, open, and honest communication
- Commitment to clients
- Product quality and reliability
- Continual self-improvement / self renewal
- Having fun
- People as the source of our strength
- Team-orientation / commitment to each other
- Creativity / innovation / risk-taking
- Strong work ethic
Learn more about the values at EKS&H: http://www.eksh.com/about-us/company-culture-at-eks-h
American Transmission Co.
Purpose: To significantly grow our business, provide value to our investors and serve our customers well.
- Community Interaction
- Competitive Spirit
- Improvement & innovation
Learn more about the values at American Transmission Co.: http://www.atcllc.com/careers/our-workplace-culture/atcs-vision/
Purpose: to help create a healthier, more just and sustainable food system.
Learn more about the values at Clif Bar.: http://www.clifbar.com/text/responsible-sourcing
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