Enjoy the Journey
What we are doing is important, but it is not more important than your health and happiness. If you are tired or stressed, ask for help.
Work on good projects with good people
We work with people who make us laugh, and whom we respect. It is fine to say no to projects that don’t fit, and no one should ever work with someone they feel uncomfortable being with.
Science is open to all, but that doesn’t mean everyone feels invited. Given that many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from the interaction between a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, it is absolutely essential that we continually recruit new and different perspectives, both at our events, and within our organisation. In fact, as a company that’s founded on the principles of creativity, it is doubly important that you bring your whole self to work. We need all of you, even the strange bit that gets excited about 19th Century pencil cases, or the writings of obscure metaphysical poets.
The most informed answer wins
We make decisions based upon truth, not hierarchy.
Be guides, not sages
We make the world a better place, by facilitating others. We must transcend our egos so that we can be the guides by the sides, not the sages on the stage.
Focus on creativity
Employ it in our engagements, develop it in our clients and participants, and take every opportunity to strengthen it in ourselves. Every interaction is an opportunity to encourage creativity in others.
We can make a useful contribution to the world. And, we don’t have to do it on our own. The world is full of fascinating people. We should take every opportunity to listen and learn from them, and then we should share our learnings with everyone in the company
We keep our promises
No one tells anyone else what to do, everyone keeps their promises. Once we have accepted an engagement, we do whatever it takes to make it a success.