A Pledge to Awesomeness: The Core Values Guiding Awsm Innovations’ Workplace Culture

At our recent meetup, we reached a milestone by officially documenting our longstanding policies in the form of a team pledge. Our team should know that they can depend on us at all times and a newbie should get a clear idea as to what they are entitled to. The moment a new person joins Awsm, they join a family, not just a new company. 

A pledge to reflect our awesomeness

Awsm Innovations is special in the absence of 2 departments – Marketing & HR. Our clients are happy with our work quality and most of our clients have been with us from our early days. They also recommend new clients for us. Also we see our employees as family and not as resources to be managed. Their happiness is what matters most, and thus, we have a Happiness Department. 

Our team is our treasure and they deserve the best. We are fully aware of the fact that they have various options elsewhere and thus it’s our responsibility to provide them with the best deal. We are second to none when it comes to employee benefits.

Our pledge & philosophy

This pledge is a reflection of our philosophy of being happy and spreading happiness by keeping things simple. We have a very liberal leave policy, paid maternal/paternal leave, annual paid vacation, amazing family health insurance coverage, quarterly meetups at scenic locations, and much more. We are an employee-centric agency and it reflects on our pledge too. For example, here’s a short excerpt from our pledge: 

Promise to support you on your bad days🤝
You’ll have a shoulder to lean on when you are going through challenging times or facing difficulties. You are not alone, and together, we can navigate through the tough times, be it financial, physical, or mental.

The inspiration for our Pledge came from the wonderful folks at Kinsta, who shared their experience of crafting their pledge.

Why draft such a pledge?

Now we’ll delve into the reasons behind crafting this pledge and its transformative impact on our company culture.

1. Reminder of our commitment

As mentioned above, we recognize that employees are not resources but human beings with dreams, aspirations, and unique talents. We decided to embrace a human-centric approach that values each employee as an individual and honors their diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The pledge serves as a reminder of our commitment to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone feels welcome and appreciated – continue being a Great Place to Work.

2. To nurture the potential of Awsmites

IT is a fast-paced industry and it’s imperative that you update your skills to stay updated. We firmly believe that an organization grows when its employees grow. With this conviction, we set out to empower our workforce by investing in their professional development.

The pledge outlines our dedication to providing continuous learning opportunities, training programs, and mentorship, enabling our employees to reach their full potential within the company.

3. Ensure transparency

Transparency is the bedrock of any healthy relationship, and the one we share with our employees is no exception. Through the Employee Pledge, we promise to uphold clear and honest communication channels.

This means being transparent about company decisions, sharing information promptly, and encouraging open feedback from our employees. By fostering a culture of trust, we aim to create an environment where every individual feels heard and valued.

4. Support the team every day in every way

We firmly believe in being a pillar of support for our team – be it financial, physical, or mental. We encourage a harmonious balance between work and personal life. Flexibility in work arrangements, wellness programs, stress management initiatives, and salary advances are just a few ways we ensure our employees’ well-being.

5. Recognize contributions and celebrate success 

We have always tried to make every day a celebration at Awsm and acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our employees is at the core of our values. The Employee Pledge commits us to recognize and appreciate their efforts openly. Whether it’s celebrating milestones, rewarding achievements, or expressing gratitude for exceptional performance, we strive to foster a culture of appreciation and positivity. 

Creating the Employee Pledge was a defining moment in our journey to build a people-centric organization. Through this pledge, we reinforce our commitment to nurturing a culture of respect, growth, and empowerment.

By placing our employees’ well-being at the forefront of our priorities, we are confident that we will continue to attract top talent, foster creativity, and achieve greater heights of success together. Our employees are not just the backbone of our company; they are our family, and this pledge is our promise to stand by them every step of the way.