Why name values if you can’t live them?
Township’s philosophy and approach to our values.
Values can be baloney. Too harsh? None of us want that to be true—but it can be. People write them for their organizations because values are innately human. We want anchor points to check ourselves against. But, living them out as an organization is the harder part. Timelines. Bottom lines. The storylines that we tell ourselves about how we have to play to win. There are a lot of barriers to holding true to company values. We try our best for exactly zero of those walls to block us from living up to our values at Township.
Do we always get things exactly right? Of course not. Yet, from day one, we established a culture of accountability around being people first.
It starts within.
Township is people first, period. We created Township⤤ to be a workplace where employee wellbeing and happiness is a priority and non-negotiable standard. This principle extends to our clients as well. Many of our multi-year partners place emphasis on a healthy working relationship and the commitment of our team as what makes us who we are, and why they work with us.
While we’ve written out versions of values in the past, we’ve mainly focused on the doing, learning, and iterating. We recently took a beat to pause and reflect. We realized we were ready to have another go at naming the things we want to keep proactively doing so we can have accountability conversations with them when times get tough.
We’ll be sharing more on how these values come to life in tangible ways for our employees and our client partners. For now, have a read. And please, hold us to them.
Our ongoing goal is to prove that a positive impact on our people's lives and quality technology design can coexist in a two-way relationship.
We see everyone we work with as whole people who live full lives. We strive to maintain functional benefits and emotional security at work to fuel a life that can thrive outside of work.
There are few things we love more than seeing each other flourish. We provide our employees and client partners with the foundation and means to grow together.
Our purpose is to build for the long-term by fostering an ongoing sense of stability. We adapt to the environment around us so we can sustain the lives of the teams who are working on the products of the future.
We opt for transparency at every level, whenever possible. It’s one of the most powerful tools available to us when striving for equity. We keep things transparent because we stand behind our decisions.
If this sounds and feels like a team that can partner with your organization, reach out⤤ and let’s take all that human goodness and create some amazing digital spaces together.