As individuals we know that our values guide our actions, and inform our decisions. We believe a company’s values should do the same. So at Rulesware, we took stock of our core values recently, re-evaluating what truly sets us apart as a team, and guides our behavior and decision-making.
The values below are what guide us. We employ these values in our decision-making, embed them in our processes, and keep them front & center in all our interactions with each other, and with our clients.
- At Rulesware, we jump in and speak up – even when we’re afraid – knowing there’s a decision to be made or a problem to be solved.
- We take calculated risks.
- We join meetings genuinely expecting to learn something.
- We’re eager to learn, and always want to know what’s around the next corner.
- No-one ever wonders what we “really think.”
- We over-communicate to ensure clarity.
- We value everyone’s ideas and contributions, regardless of race, gender, beliefs, seniority, or sexual orientation.
- We hold ourselves to the highest standards of fairness, accountability, and respect for others.
- We aim always to do the right thing for our team, our clients, and our company, even—and especially—if the right thing is harder to do.
- Working with others is something we enjoy and value
- We know that shared success is the best kind of success – we work and win together.
Feedback from Our Team
We’re happy that these values resonate with our employees. On our knowledge hub, here’s what our employees are saying (note that the posts have been lightly edited for clarity).
“Something I can certainly say is that success will come and go, but integrity is forever.”
Like a friend…said: Integrity is doing what is right, not what is easiest. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be.”
“Curiosity motivates us to achieve great things: it all starts with a question that makes you curious enough to look for an answer. These questions don’t have to be related solely to “actionable knowledge” … Wherever your curiosity drives you, try to find an answer to your questions, and little by little you will start to enjoy the discovering new facts about life, gaining knowledge and—later on—experience. Finally, the most rewarding moment comes when you can start helping others because you have the knowledge to do so.”
“Creative thinking requires staying curious. Creative thinking is all over Rulesware! Curiosity is a key part of our core values.”
“The success of a team and its results is directly proportional to the support and quality of the relationships between its members.” (Collaboration)
“Integrity means that you can rely on somebody to do what is best in any given situation. They choose to do the right thing, always.”
“We love when people help us to meet a goal but we feel envy when someone else achieve those things we want to. That’s selfish and is not part of Rulesware philosophy; if we really want to grow up and keep a Continuous Improvement Culture we need to start thinking and doing right things for others, helping each other, being curious, transparent and having courage to figure out how to resolve problems, working as a team.”
“Get out of your comfort zone! You may have skills and potential in you that you have not even realized due to how scary and uncertain stepping out of our safety bubble can be, or due to insecurities. I’m happy I decided to follow my random moments of courage that made me take that step to get out of my safe zone, and once I was out of it, I’m grateful I had people around me who pushed me in the right direction. But the first step is breaking the habit and jump into the action. Take risks, go that extra mile.”
What values most matter to you as an employee or leader? We’d love to hear your thoughts about the true value of company values. We encourage you to comment below, or get in touch.