A great workplace is not sharing an office. Our version of a great workplace is being part of a team seeking ambitious common goals, which we address together, learn together, improve together, and have fun together.
Being successful on our team is about being effective, not working hard or being a good person. We are all good people and we work hard, but our role is to be the best team possible, not a family. A family is about unconditional love, despite, for example, the bad behavior of a brother. In our team we strive to be the best teammate that we can be, participating intensely in the objectives and deadlines of our colleagues and partners and demanding the same from them.
We are confident in our potential as a company and yet we yearn to improve. We are horrendous compared to what we want to become.
Freedom and Responsibility
Our goal is to inspire people, not manage them. We trust our team to do what each member thinks is best for Spanglish, giving them a lot of freedom, power and information to support their decisions. In turn, this creates a sense of responsibility and self-discipline that drives us to do great work that benefits the company. We work to have a company of self-disciplined people who discover and solve problems without being told all the time they have to do.
The back-and-forth discussion clarifies different points of view, and discussing issues helps us reflect on what the wise course is, as well as facilitating the broad sharing of our points of view. Silent disagreement is unacceptable and unproductive.