WebAble Culture Code - The Essence of WebAble
Every company and organization starts with a mission. At the heart of WebAble is a mission too, which would be inert if the people who contribute their skills, experiences, and energy to fulfill it didn’t believe in the purpose behind that mission. WebAble began with a deep-seated desire to help our clients grow and achieve their objectives by leveraging the digital transformation that has been rapidly engulfing the wider world when we started in 2014.
We exist to serve our clients and customers, but beyond just providing products and services, we seek to mesmerize them with work of art delivered impeccably, appropriately, and timely. At a more intimate level, we exist to do great work for personal fulfillment, passion, love, and meaningfulness with a vision to make marketing intelligent.
What is this great work we speak of? you may ask. Great work has a purpose - the purpose of solving a problem. It creates ways for people to connect. If it wins awards or if other people think it’s cool then that’s nice, we guess, but that's not why we do it. We do it because it has an impact, it helps someone, it makes their lives easier or better or just more fun.
We work with industry leaders and startups with big dreams. Our clients are transforming mobile, transportation, payments, education entertainment, communication, fashion, and so on. And we're here with them every step of the way.
WebAble has doubled in size every two years since we founded. We are also an award-winning agency and we’re not slowing down any time soon. We’ve done this without sacrificing culture or quality, with certain principles at the core of our being.
We love to co-create. Our approach to work is to work with you, rather than for you.
We believe less is more. We make things simple to use, not just simple to look at.
We align digital with other channels to ensure cross-platform consistency in branding.
We simplify an amazing array of user data to implement what works best for your audience.
We put your end-users first and create a fabulous brand experience for them.
We are open to new ideas and experiments. We learn rigorously and teach religiously
Doing great work in a strong culture
WebAble’s culture constantly evolves and aspires to help us remain true to our purpose of existence. Our culture code is a work in progress, we complete this document as our culture evolves.
We’re not going to lie. The culture at WebAble isn’t perfect. Like every group of people, we have our issues. But we are all dedicated to continuing to improve, and we think that’s a pretty good start.
To us, culture is the foundation to build a lasting company for generations to come. It is beyond technology, people, and the business landscape. It empowers us.
Culture is any behavior, practices, and skills that get rewarded in WebAble; not what we write in our walls and policy documents.
Culture is what we value in our coworkers.
“Paychecks and perks are important, but that is not why you come to work every morning (not literally of course not most weekends or holidays or whatever, but you get the idea)”
“Security and recognition keep us alive, but passion and creativity are worth dying for”
WebAble Culture Code
Our Culture Code at WebAble partly represents who we are and partly reminds us who we aspire to become. It rests on the following values:
We Learn actively
We learn rapidly and eagerly from blogs, books, coworkers, clients, and competitors
We learn with a mission everyday
We interpret, share and verify through open discussions, research, and collaboration
We learn fast and specialize in making things we haven’t made before
We teach religiously
We teach our coworkers, clients, leads, and potential employees
We share our knowledge, insights, and thoughts through our blog and social media
We practice what we preach
We contribute to other teams with our expertise and help them learn
We Practice Self-growth
We are conscious of our current level of productivity and know that if we’re not becoming better at what we do every day, then we need to change things
We generate ideas for and execute personal development activities with and for our team
We step out of our comfort zone and learn from mistakes so that we don’t make the same mistakes thrice and always have a higher expectation of ourselves
We discipline creativity
We develop and stick to a system, allowing for structured free-thinking, creative processes and innovative work within the framework
We allow ourselves specific time, space, context, resources, and systems to get creative religiously
We build highly developed systems with freedom and responsibility, thus embedding creativity and innovation at the core of our work
We lead with context not control
We explain and embrace strategy, objectives, assumptions, transparency, and democracy
Rather than blaming, we try to understand the context in which an event occurred and we welcome critical feedback — we want to know what we can do better
We are open, vulnerable, no-bullshit, straight to the point and ultra-transparent
We obsess over quality
Quality is work that makes you and your team proud
We triple check every line of code, copy, alignment, color scheme, tone, and before shipping our work
We know quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten
We know quality is more important than meeting deadlines, but excellence is shipping work that makes us proud - within the given deadline
We seek clarity
We are biased towards clarity; we double-check for urgency, importance, assumptions, and tone
We over-communicate, repeating things more times than we would intuitively
We rephrase, ask, contextualize, point out assumptions, define terms and specify deliverables; even though it’s obvious
We write what we understand and ask for feedback to verify it
We are courageous
We speak up even though it’s controversial
We challenge authority, respectfully and reasonably
We make hard decisions and take smart risks without paranoia
We question actions inconsistent with our values and propose solutions to complex problems rather than simply pointing out the problem
We are team players
We debate, we disagree, but we are always fair; We listen, ask questions and respect different points of view (within reason); We build bridges, not walls
We forgive ourselves and others and quickly move on
We don’t talk behind people’s backs, we go to the source, and tell people how we feel and what we think
We respect and show gratitude
We respect our colleagues regardless of their age, gender, experience, religion, and values
We acknowledge and appreciate the open-source software, photos, and learning materials that help us every day
We respect work of art – which can come from designers, engineers, and business strategists
We celebrate wins and work hard to earn it
Ten years from now, will you remember the emails, the meetings, or your marketing budgets and targets? Guess not. But we bet you will remember how all this made you feel today: excitement, anxiety, glory, pride! We understand that delivering a fabulous experience to your audience makes YOU feel great. At WebAble, we simplify technology to help you create “WebAbulous” Brand experiences worth remembering 10 years from now.
We believe in creating creative strategies that are backed by data; content that is not only brilliant but also effective; and most importantly measuring the impact of work to maximize return on investment.