Every company has a culture that determines the vibe of the workplace. Some companies are very formal, where you show up to work in a suit and tie. Others are more casual and laid back. A company’s culture determines how free you feel to speak up when there is a problem or whether or not your boss is open to hear your opinion. Considering that you spend 40 hours every week of your life at work, you should pay attention to company culture when you are looking for a new job. Since we are a growing company and plan to hire new team members in the upcoming months and years, we wanted to write a little bit about our culture for those of you who might be interested in becoming a part of The Squad in the future.
Culture of Honor
One of our team members, Greg Ladden, who was with us for five years, brought the culture of honor to our company. It was something that he learned from his time with Bethel Church, based on a book by Danny Lee Silk. Having a culture of honor is all about creating an environment of freedom, respect, empowerment, and healthy discipline. It is about those in leadership positions empowering the workers under them. We have embraced the principles that Greg brought to The Squad and believe that they make us stand out as a company.
Too often companies use intimidation and shame to motivate employees. We have realized that this method crushes freedom and creativity, which is essential for success in the marketing world. At The Squad, we encourage transparency, which means that when there is a problem, we are not passive-aggressive. Instead we take the initiative to approach the other person in a non-threatening way. We strive to be encouraging, empowering, and motivating when it comes to interacting with other team members. By working with these principles, we are better able to get the job done – delivering excellence and professionalism to our clients.
Culture of Fun
If you haven’t noticed from our Instagram and Facebook pages, at The Squad we have fun! Though we no longer have a ping pong table due to limited space with our growing company, it is not unusual to hear an outburst of laughter in the Squad lair when Joel and another teammate do a face-swap on Snapchat or when Judson creates another of his hysterical Adam memes.
Culture of Get Stuff Done
Lastly and most importantly, we have a culture of getting stuff done! While we love to have fun around The Squad and stress the importance of the culture of honor, our goal is to communicate and amplify our clients’ stories, messages, and values to retain and grow their business, audience, and influence in this information-driven economy. And we do just that! We have a team of people that love to see our clients succeed.
If you are passionate about helping businesses succeed using digital marketing and have skills in the field that would contribute to what we do, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are not actively hiring, but we will make room for the right people! If you are a business that offers an awesome product or service and needs some help in the area of digital marketing, you can contact us here. We have what you are looking for!