We are solving a big problem and for this we need to be radical and hire the best people we can find. To tackle our mission to make a platform to design cities for a better tomorrow, we need to have a global view and a global presence, starting with ourselves.
Reflecting on what our startup has done and our drive towards fulfilling our mission. We push for a hyper creative way of working successfully and developed our plan and came up with 21 rules that have been ingrained in our culture.
Optimism helps the team find new opportunities, learn from any situation and share, and keep moving.
Embrace the fact everyone has a different work style where they most productive
Organize tasks in a way that people can work together without being in constant communication.
No need to ask permission to pick up your kids from school or attend a medical appointment.
Tasks like coding or writing requires deep concentration. Create an environment that minimizes distractions.
If you have a new idea, share with the team early on.
Feel free to say no to new ideas. Don’t take it personally if you are on the other end.
Everyone on the team must be both a teacher and a learner.
Everyone on the team must be self-initiated and ask for help when needed.
Start work at 4am? Fine! Someone on the team will be awake.
Try to minimize where possible.
Allow team-members the chance to work remotely in different locations.
Some people concentrate better in a cafe, or at home.
If you are having a bad day (hey we are all human after all), do not take it out on others.
Create separate chats for small teams. Shuffle teams so everyone gets to work with each-other.
Fun side-projects feed inspiration and future inventions.
Honing your ability to think makes you a deadly team member
Everyone’s personal and professional network is a valuable asset to a startup
At all costs.
Why are we in a startup in the first place?