What most people don’t understand about maintaining a good company culture is that there’s actually a lot of hard work that goes into it. Like any other process that your organization uses to thrive and grow, it needs to be tended to, like a garden... At least that’s how it should be. Instead, many companies treat their company culture like those little animal sponges. You know the ones; They only cost a few dollars, they were shaped like pills, and you’d put them in warm water, and once they soaked for long enough, they expanded into fun little animal shapes. This is apt for those companies, because once the sponges appeared, they were essentially useless. They were too small to be used to clean anything, and the novelty of watching them open like the buds of a flower was gone after only a few minutes. The people that work here are miserable. This calls for a pizza party! It can feel good in the moment, but it’s ultimately empty.
We here at SalesLabX knew we didn’t want our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the community, and to our team members to be hollow gestures devoid of actual action or accountability, so we created a committee dedicated to making sure voices were heard, causes we cared about were supported, and that we learned everything we could about the things that mattered to one another.
We Call it “RISE”
RISE doesn’t stand for anything (we just like writing the name in all caps), but at the same time, RISE stands for everything. It represents everything that’s important to us as a team, and the changes we want to see within ourselves and our community.
To RISE is to:
- Rise to challenges
- Rise for personal and professional growth
- Rise against injustice
- Rise together as an organization
- Rise to support the community
- Rise towards diversity, equality, and inclusion