Your Mars Group is your company’s secret weapon for long-term greatness.

Matthew Reeves
Dec 16, 2016 · 7 min read
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“This is why some endure as great, and some do not.” –Jim Collins

When you imagine a thriving startup, it’s easy to recognize dynamic, intelligent and driven groups of people. Change is par-for-the-course. To pivot is to adapt and survive. Goals are huge and stasis is death. That’s all part of “stimulating progress,” and startups are excellent at it.

“To build a visionary company, you need to counterbalance its fixed core ideology with a relentless drive for progress.” – Jim Collins

Startups usually suffer from one of two problems: They either don’t have core values, or they do, but nobody finds them relatable.

Only 27% of US employees believe in their company’s values. — Gallup

Recently I ordered a same-day Amazon order. It arrives in a white van with an Amazon magnet stuck to the side.

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80% of employees who said “I’m happy at work” also said “Senior leadership acts in accordance with the company’s core values and beliefs”. Core beliefs and culture report, Deloitte.

Many small companies think that core values are unnecessary because you are close-knit, 10x-ers; everyone just ‘get it.’

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Source: Entrepreneur.com

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