Zappos: Core Values Frog!

Zappos Core Values

Creator: Zappos sells clothing, shoes, bags, etc and is renowned for its customer service.

Purpose: To define the Zappos Family culture.

Manifesto : Core Values Frog!

The best thing about the Zappos Family is our unique culture. As we grew as a company, we didn’t want to lose that culture, and we wanted a way to share it with all employees and anyone else who touches Zappos.com.

We created these ten core values to more clearly define what exactly the Zappos Family culture is. They are reflected in everything we do and every interaction we have. Our core values are always the framework from which we make all of our decisions.

When searching for potential employees, we’re looking for people who both understand the need for these core values and are willing to embrace and embody them. To help us along, every day, in every situation we ask ourselves: What would Core Values Frog do…?

1. Deliver Wow Through Service

2. Embrace and Drive Change

3. Create Fun and a Little Weirdness

4. Be Adventurous, Creative and Open-Minded

5. Pursue Growth and Learning

6. Build Open and Honest Relationships with Communication

7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit

8. Do More with Less

9. Be Passionate and Determined

10. Be Humble

 

Source

Zappos Core Values on their Website

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Community Engine Culture, People and Core Values

Stephen Johnson: The Third Place Manifesto

Creator: Community Engine: provides social media, membership management & community engagement technology, products and services for all types of organisations, including business, government and the not-for-profit sector.

Purpose: To build a successful organisation.

Manifesto

Our Culture and People

We’re a smart, creative and agile group of people, with a relentlessly positive culture that supports rapid change and fast growth.

We have a track record of achieving big things. How do we manage it? By openly recognising and addressing the challenges that face us.

Get used to learning by doing. We keep our business agile by practicing the art of achieving clarity through action – by acting, reflecting and reacting rapidly.

We believe simplicity is everything. From the way we engage with customers to the way we design, build and support our software – we look to simplify. We even made it a verb: to ‘simplicate’.

Our core values, simply stated

We make software with a purpose.

Social networking software has the power to improve the way we live, work and play. Our mission is to put the power of social network publishing into the hands of the community, for the benefit of all.

We work with – not for – Community Engine.

We make software for collaboration and we collaborate at work and with our customers.

We seek to ‘simplicate’ everything.

From the way we engage with our customers to the way we design, build and support our software; we look to simplify. Simple is strong, easy to grasp and quick to learn. Simple scales rapidly, and we grow fast.

We seek clarity through action.

We believe in the power of doing, so get stuck in and have a go. Through experimentation, risk and measurement we learn more, faster, about what works better.

We are relentlessly positive.

We believe every challenge contains an opportunity. It may be wrapped in many layers of cheap, nasty paper, but it’s in there.

We employ self-sustaining people.

We employ the brightest talent, provide them with a collaborative and supporting environment and allow them to grow.

Customers matter.

Our customers give us their time, money and trust. In return, we owe them great service, intuitive products and respect.

Source

Website: http://www.communityengine.com/careers/culture-and-people/

Atlassian : Corporate Values

Atlassian - Corporate Values

Creator: Atlassian – software developers and collaboration tool creators.

Purpose: Core values describing what the company looks for in their employees and the cultural guidelines to keep Atlassian from being just another ordinary company.

Manifesto

What we value

Open company, no bullshit

Atlassian embraces transparency wherever at all practical, and sometimes where impractical. All information, both internal and external, is public by default. We are not afraid of being honest with ourselves, our staff and our customers.

Build with heart and balance

Everyday we try to build products that are useful and that people lust after. Building with heart means really caring about what we’re making and doing—it’s a mission, not just a job. When we build with balance we take into account how initiatives and decisions will affect our colleagues, our customers and our stakeholders.

Don’t #@!% the customer

When we make internal decisions we ask ourselves “how will this affect our customers?” If the answer is that it would ‘screw’ them, or make life more difficult, then we need to find a better way. We want the customer to respect us in the morning.

Play, as a team

We want all Atlassians to feel like they work with Atlassian, not for Atlassian. We think it’s important to have fun with your workmates while working and contributing to the Atlassian team.

Be the change you seek

We think Gandhi had it pretty right when he said “We need to be the change we wish to see in the world”. At Atlassian we encourage everyone to create positive change—we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our company, our products and our environment.

Source

Atlassian Website: http://www.atlassian.com/about/values.jsp