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- an organization that was committed to innovative ideas and technology and had a passion to give life to those ideas and improve the world.
- an organization that held learning and teaching as its highest values and encouraged- no demanded continuous self-improvement.
- a workplace that was not only diverse in race, culture, age, and gender, but also experience, skillsets, and worldviews.
- an environment where it was ok to try and test new ideas and the words "failure is not an option" are forbidden.
- an organization that values clarity and simplicty, knowing that something is not perfect when we can add nothing else, but when we can not take away anything more and still achieve the same result-- and even then it can still be improved.
- a place where your co-workers not only participate in the every changing community, but are the ones causing the change.
- an environment where you measure your success each day by the number of people you helped kick ass.
- a job in which , not sometimes, or even most of the time, but EVERY DAY you go home know YOU kicked ass.
This place might be kind of like a traditional IT department, because it will certainly look for opportunities to leverage technology to reduce costs and make people more productive.
This place might be kind of like a traditional HR department, because it will certainly have talent recruiting, continuous learning, and mentorship programs.
This place might be kind of like a traditional R&D department, because it will certainly produce new ideas, test them, develop them into innovations, and monetize them as products.
This place might be kind of like a traditional Marketing department because it will certainly examine new ways to expand our markets and build trust and engagement with our customers.
Except that, because of the bullet points above, this place is like nothing traditional. It is fast, flexible, dare I say, agile, and just a bit quirky. But more than anything, it is different because the people that make up its parts have an burning passion to make a difference in the world.
To quote one of America's greatest innovators:
"If we can imagine it, we can do it." --Walt Disney
Where were you in the scenes you imagined above?