Business development and human development should begin with some fundamental things, and the first of them is a social responsibility. Starting with our friends and family and ending with the city, country, and planet. I believe that I create the world I live in – what is happens around me, what I believe in and I hope, and what I am saying, form the world around me and I need to make this world a better place. Therefore, we give to charity about 10% of Codemotion’s profit, which goes to support projects on the charity exchange or to help those who reach us personally. Today, not everyone thinks about the impact of their actions, but 100 years will pass and our children will remember that, so it is important to think about the future now. If you want to improve this world, start with yourself!
The second fundamental thing – the basis of any relationship, business or family – is people. In Codemotion, we give a lot of care to team development, support of motivation and team spirit. In our understanding, a team is a group of independent people who can make decisions because of their competence. It is important to care for each other – because no one is perfect, everyone can fail, but each one should understand and accept this, help and support. We appreciate professionals at their places – we hire either experienced professionals or people who have shining eyes, who learn and show that they will grow into professionals. Now a half of the team consists of the guys that we raised.
In the company, everyone should be in the right place. I see the team as people who swim in a boat on rafting. Rafting is a kind of sport when a group of people in the same boat paddle down the mountain river. And if one of them at any time for any reason stops rowing, the whole boat flips over and all are in cold, streaming water. Then it doesn’t matter who is to blame and why he did it, because the whole team is risking their lifes. We should understand that the mistake of one person is the mistake of all. Everyone should row, feel his role and responsibility. If he stops rowing, then the problem is not that he will be a bad person, but the team can drown.
As a leader, I always try to show a personal example in any process of forming Codemotion as a company. In my opinion, the leader is the person who moves the process, whether in business or in a team. Its main task is to be a motor, a driving force. The car has wheels, but the engine is that thing that pushes it forward.
Business is a reflection of the owner. How business performs in different situations is a reflection of the beliefs and principles of the person who own it. Therefore, if you sit and think why my business does not work and people work inefficient, then probably there is something wrong inside yourself and you need to change it.
What is the corporate culture of Codemotion?
One of the core things for creating a healthy atmosphere in the company is support. Life is fickle, and there could be different situations – stress, family or health problems. We need to understand that all are real persons and not only professionalism makes us a team. It is important to be a personal example, to show not only professional qualities. You do not have to be the best in programming or outsourcing, but you need to be an example in your attitude to the client, to tasks, to work and people. This much more indicative than big words will give an example to employees, and they will behave exactly the same way with clients and colleagues.