BACKED People & Culture Series

If your values can’t guide you at these crunch points, your values kinda suck

How to stress-test your values to create a meaningful, authentic culture

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“Culture”. It’s not just for hippies. (HLD/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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Backed’s values: Put People First. Be An Apprentice. Push The Limits. Bring Good Energy.

There’s a saying in the military that if you see something below standard and do nothing, then you’ve set a new standard.

1. Hiring

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2. Employee experience

3. Customer experience

4. Business Unusual

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These aged well

That’s where their power lies, you see: your business’s lived values affect the day to day experience of everyone who touches it, and if you’re not clever about it, that experience can be extremely and unnecessarily painful.

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People practitioner, hiring specialist, dog enthusiast. Manager, Firm Operations at Backed VC since 2018.

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