"sometimes the yak has to be shaved" as a saying for "to take one for the team"

Our 10 core values at More than Metrics

July 26, 2019

To our team it is important to share our most important values so we can work together successfully. Together we have agreed on 10 basic values that are the most important to us and that should guide us through each day.

Try experiments

We value a shitty first draft that we can experiment with higher than any shiny concept.

We believe in doing not talking as everything is possible in PowerPoint-land.

Keep on learning

We want to continue to learn and understand feedback as a valuable and important source for learning.

Be respectful

We want to respect each other as well as our users and partners regarding their individual way of living, behavior, values, budgets, and time.

We do not accept any kind of behaviour like harassment, active or passive
aggression, narcissism, power games, and the like.

Welcome diversity

We know that heterogeneity fosters creativity. We welcome and value diversity in all aspects: race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, and others.

People’s background should not impact how we treat them,
how much we value their opinions or respect their decisions, nor their salaries.

Don’t be too serious

We take our customers, users, and partners seriously, but do not take ourselves too seriously.

After all, it’s not about life and death and we love a good laugh.

Take one for the team

We believe in the saying “Sometimes the Yak has to be shaved”.

We know that not all tasks are awesome or part of a job description, but we help each other to progress as a team.

Be humble

We strive to surprise during the process instead of making bold statements upfront.

We know that raising expectations that cannot be fulfilled is very disappointing – for colleagues as well as for our users, customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Act responsible

We take responsibility for our actions. We value self-determined ways of working and learning instead of micro-management, over-organisation,
or shifting tasks to higher hierarchies.

Take ownership of projects and issues – saying “not my department” is not acceptable

Consider sustainability

We continuously check operations, behaviour and decisions regarding economic, ecological, and social sustainability.

We know that we are not perfect, but we strive to iteratively improve on all dimensions of the triple bottom line.

Be honest and transparent

Not just don’t lie but also be honest about your abilities and knowledge.

We want transparent decisions, structures, and processes.

If you would like to get to know us then please click here to meet the team of More than Metrics on the website.