Our culture is based on our shared values. These values are the basis of our actions, and serve as the guiding principles for decision making at ThreeWill.
Our shared core values are:
We choose to succeed.
We value the God-given ability to make conscious choices in the workplace and life. Free will is the term we use to describe the awareness that we have to consciously choose to make good decisions. At ThreeWill, we encourage each other to use our capacity to innovate when solving problems. Free will is summed up well by author Stephen R. Covey
in three sentences: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space, lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices, lie our growth and happiness.”
At any moment, we have the freedom to choose to make the right decision. This is often difficult but is key to helping each other and our clients succeed. Tommy Ryan, President – On Our Shared Value of Free Will http://threewill.com/tryan
We are accountable to our decisions
We value an environment where people are accountable for decisions and responsibilities. To be responsible, requires making and keeping commitments that help produce results. Being responsible is making conscious decisions in the “space between stimulus and response.” A responsible person is in control of his life and is accountable for how he responds to everyday stimulus on projects for our clients. An important aspect of being responsible is proactively setting your own goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely). ThreeWill incorporates goal setting into associate’s professional development plans, but responsible behavior also comes from self motivated individuals who are looking to add value to client engagements and internally at ThreeWill. Working with responsible people builds a high trust environment and is instrumental to “highly functional” teams. Bruce Harple, Director of Delivery – On Our Shared Value of Responsibility http://threewill.com/bharple
We work for a larger purpose
We value teamwork and believe that we work for a larger purpose. People at ThreeWill want to see other associates be successful and we look at client relationships as partnerships. We keep our teams small so that we can solve our client’s problems with agility. Our delivery methodology is agile to allow us to “inspect and adapt” to our client’s needs. At ThreeWill, a significant part of our team culture is approaching our work with confidence, but at the same time humility. We believe that this “humble confidence” is a key ingredient to forming strong teams that include our clients as part of the team. During our client engagements, we realize that we are not just a project team, but part of a larger interdependent group that as a whole either succeeds or fails. Tim Coalson, Senior Consultant – On Our Shared Value of Teamwork http://threewill.com/tcoalson
We treat each other and clients fairly and honestly
We value building long lasting partnerships with clients in a fair and honest way that is equitable to both parties. Stephen R. Covey calls these “win-win” relationships; we will look to create engagements with clients that will create success for both parties. Being fair and honest is a big part of providing quality service to clients with high integrity. If we are to build long lasting partnerships with our clients, we need to be explicit in our decisions and do our best to lead them down the right path. If a risk or issue becomes apparent, we will raise this with our clients to give them the opportunity to react appropriately and enable them to address the problem. Sometimes this information is difficult to share with a client, but it is key to our long lasting partnerships. Kirk Liemohn, Principal Software Engineer – On Our Shared Value of Honesty http://threewill.com/kliemohn
We encourage each other to grow in a balanced way
Personal growth is an important part of the culture at ThreeWill. We recognize that the technology field is in continuous flux and time can erode the technical advantage. Making it a priority to sharpen the saw is the key to being able to provide the highest level of service to our clients and our company. ThreeWill encourages people to recognize and pursue their passions in ways that allow for personal and professional growth, while also directly benefit our clients. ThreeWill fosters an environment where people enjoy what they do, but also have an appropriate work-life balance, which allows time for our consultants to invest in their families and communities. Grant Lewis, Software Engineer – On Our Shared Value of Growth http://threewill.com/glewis
We strive to provide maximal value for our customers
We think the greatest value we can bring to our clients is taking the time to truly understand their needs in order to be able to provide them with an outstanding solution, on time and on budget. At ThreeWill, we strive to understand completely what the client needs before we ever strike the first line of code or make the first configuration change. It is not our job to write amazing code using all the latest technologies just because we can and think it will be a good value. It is our job to KNOW what will bring the client value, by working closely with them to gain a real understanding of the project requirements. Then, using our agile process, we can apply that knowledge to ensure the correct tools and technologies are employed in order to provide an outstanding solution that exceeds the client’s expectations and brings them the greatest value. Caroline Sosebee, Software Engineer – On Our Shared Value of Value http://threewill.com/csosebee
We love what we do and working at ThreeWill
We value having an environment where people choose to come to work because they are passionate about what they do. We realize that our company exists because we provide a service or solution that has a positive economic difference to our client. That being said, we always challenge ourselves to stay in balance between “Making Money and Having Fun” at work. A significant proportion of your life is at work, so it is important that you make the most of it – having passion with what you do and fun while doing it! Will Holland, Senior Software Engineer – On Our Shared Value of Passion http://threewill.com/wholland
More About the ThreeWill Culture
Here are all the blog posts on our site that pertain to the ThreeWill Culture:
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We talk with Tricia Mercaldo, a leader who previously worked at Turner Broadcasting, The Coca-Cola Company & CREE, about keys to collaboration.
Oliver Penegar gives a newcomer inside look to ThreeWill's company outing and shares the experience at his first Atlanta Braves Game.
Pete Skelly and Danny Ryan talk about what goes into the Atlanta SharePoint Community and how you can get involved in this behind the scenes discussion.
William Holland talks about the importance of growth and gives an inside look at his personal experience with taking things to the next level.
Tim Coalson and Danny Ryan talk about what character traits we look for when interviewing new hires for ThreeWill.
Our new Marketing Intern, Oliver Penegar, shares his experience from his first week at ThreeWill. He thought that he was going to work the docks, but ended up in a desk.
New ThreeWiller Kyla Smith shares her experience with getting started at ThreeWill and initial thoughts about her new work environment.
Tommy and Danny Ryan discuss a recent book that Danny has read named The Ultimate Question 2.0, they also go into depth about the Net Promoter Score.
Tune in to this episode, where Tommy and Danny Ryan discuss another one of ThreeWill's shared values, which is passion.
Tune in to this episode, where Tommy and Danny Ryan discuss another one of ThreeWill's shared values, which is value.
Tommy and Danny Ryan discuss growth. "Time can erode the technological advantage, making it a priority to sharpen the saw."