Thursday, April 12, 2012
As highlighted in some recent posts, we've been spending quite a bit of time recently thinking about our values and culture at Shoes of Prey.
Talking to our team and spending time at the recent Growth Summit, we realised we had developed a "culture by default", rather than a "culture by design". Our culture by default was ok, but it wasn't perfect and we and the rest of the team wanted to improve on it to help make Shoes of Prey a successful company and a fantastic place to work.
So 3 weeks ago Jodie, Mike and I spent a Saturday together to map out our thoughts on where our values and culture were, and where we'd like them to head. We then took these ideas to the rest of the team and together we fleshed them out further.
The slides above are the results of our work. They're very much a first version and this will be a living and breathing document and will change and evolve as our company does. We love it as a starting point.
Putting this document together has become particularly timely as we're looking to hire another 6 or so people over the coming 3 months in marketing and product management roles. (If this is of interest, we'll be advertising the roles on this blog, posting late this week or early next week).
We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this first version of our values and culture.
Cross posted to StartupSmart.
Posted by Michael Fox at 2:18 AM