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We firmly believe that people have a natural propensity to perform and are intrinsically motivated. Accordingly, it’s work satisfaction that’s the driving force, not hierarchies or control.
At valantic, we ask ourselves precisely this question about motivation. Why do we do the things we do? Why do you do them? If we can answer these questions satisfactorily for ourselves, then independence, a sense of responsibility, flexibility and trust emerge.
We believe that those who feels good about their work automatically radiate confidence and a positive sentiment. That’s why we always give our utmost to facilitate our employees’ work, to treat them fairly, to offer them prospects, to give them leeway and flexibility and to eliminate all conceivable obstacles. We’re happy to do all of this since valantic stands or falls with people who give their best for us with dedication, ambition and perseverance.
Motivated staff send customers the signal: You’re in good hands with us, because we are as well. We systematically cultivate a customer-centric approach in all that we do, and do so in a double sense: Whenever we think of our customers’ needs and interests, we must also think of their own customers’ needs and interests; and when valantic’s digital solutions help our customers win new customers and maintain good, stable relationships with their customers, we make them more successful – and accordingly, ourselves more successful, too.
Maybe you’ve already read about our five defining values that make valantic what it is? Our attitude and values are reflected clearly in our agile working practices and agile approach to staff furtherance. It’s what we call “People Development”.
It’s important to us that agility does not simply remain a catchword, but that our conviction and values are reflected in our every-day working lives. You can find out exactly how this manifests itself below:
valantic thrives on its staff showing initiative and having a sense of responsibility for the success of the team and their customers. Wherever they see the need to take action, they do so resolutely and solve the problem. Rather than waiting passively for tasks to arise, they make impending challenges their personal concern. This makes the impact of their own actions tangible. This cannot rule out the possibility of errors once in a while – something for which our staff also assume responsibility; but far worse than errors that can be corrected is doing nothing at all: Those who do nothing don’t make mistakes, but neither do they contribute to progress and change.
Rapid change is inherent to our business with digital solutions. valantic personnel have embraced this and demonstrate their “mover and shaker” mentality in every situation. They think and act flexibly and regard change as a matter of course. To make headway and act quickly, they have the necessary courage to take deliberated risks. We have flat hierarchies and each individual can make autonomous decisions. Characteristic of our staff is that they use this empowerment, tackling unexpectedly arising problems with dedication, discipline and perseverance rather than capitulating at the first sign of trouble.
Our staff work for us because we’re confident their manner and unique strengths are valuable for the valantic team and our success. The currency concerned is called “trust”. In return, our employees thank us with dependability, commitment and high performance. Returning trust also means making the best decisions in the company’s interests. Our employees don’t work towards partial goals, but towards full-fledged results, ultimately ensuring that our customers’ expectations are fulfilled or even surpassed.
valantic offers you extraordinary decision-making freedom and room for maneuver, our employees deciding for themselves how, where and when they work. The maxim is: You decide, as long as you have a specific objective in mind and are undertaking something to the team’s, project’s and customer’s benefit. We also afford this leeway to one another in our coworking with colleagues. Another positive point at valantic which we all cherish is a low level of formalism. Exploiting creative freedom and trying out something new once in a while – all this is well received at our company. So be audacious and bring your own ideas to life!
Knowledge is there to be shared. That’s why we talk to each other a lot – openly, honestly, directly and appreciatively. Consider which colleagues can provide you with information and those to whom you can provide it yourself, so as to better achieve the common goal. Only those who have information can act on this basis. Communication works most easily and directly if you’re regularly at the office. But some of our teams are also highly successful in virtual coworking, having perfected the art of virtual communication. So, regardless of the hows, wheres and whens, the main thing is: That you communicate.
The basis for our internal, team-oriented coworking is the constructive way in which we interact with one another. This works best if we talk openly and unambiguously. At valantic, you’re free to express criticism or praise – it’s something we truly value. This direct communication is additionally encouraged by our flat hierarchies: When you want to speak to someone, you’ll generally also be able to reach that person. We’re open to feedback and happy to assist, should you flounder once in a while. And even if you have nothing to praise or to criticize, it always makes sense to stay in close contact with your colleagues. For us, feedback and exchange are an perpetual cycle of give and take.
Our agile work practices determine that staff furtherance – or “People Development”, as we call it – is based on two pillars at valantic: Firstly, we understand People Development as a personal task and, secondly, that this task is supported by learning opportunities.
Our portfolio of learning opportunities is as agile as the organization itself: Some of the offerings have a fixed framework as they are needed regularly, on a recurring basis, others are offered just once or for a short period of time only. The valantic Academy has the task of offering training programs to address the prevailing needs and to adapt these whenever necessary.
You’d like to learn more about how staff development at valantic works? Then continue reading below:
Michelle Havel gives us exciting insights into People & Culture Development, its design and implementation, and why the focus is on people at valantic.