The values presented here are general targets we believe to be essential. They direct both our actions and the way we present ourselves. It is our responsibility to keep the discussion concerning the interpretation and implementation of these values ongoing.
Being a value-driven community means that we are ready to pay the short term economic price to achieve what we believe to be the greater good in the long term. Profitability is an enabler, not an end in itself.
We recognise that in real life, values are always abstract and subject to interpretation. They become tangible in everyday decisions, large and small, made by all of us.
This document is a framework that can be referenced when making decisions and should be updated as long as we exist as a company. It seeks capture our collective ideas of what a modern company and workplace should look like. Your input matters.
Our four core values are: Independence, Purpose, Mastery and Quality.
All of them are important both in terms of the work we do and our daily interactions with each other and our clients. They are strategic goals and they all include examples of actions on how to achieve them.
We believe that following these values will bring value to the lives of our people and the businesses of our customers.
At Taiste, everyone has the power and responsibility to be proactive and make related decisions.
Everyone is an equally respected team member. No one is “above” anyone else. We are peers and treat each other as such. No discrimination, bullying, harassment or pushing around will be tolerated.
On the company level independence means financial stability and independent decision-making. This enables us to focus on what’s important in the long run.
We don’t produce digital waste. We seek to improve the world, one digital user experience at a time.
People are happier and do their best work when they have a strong sense of purpose. Since this is highly subjective, we invite you to think what this concept means to you.
Mastery enables efficient results and inspires a sense of humble self-confidence. It requires a mindset of constant learning, curious attitude and willingness to step outside one’s comfort zone.
The quest for mastery is not a continued sensation of not being good enough. Rather, it should be an inspiring journey of learning new tricks of the trade.
Our team of top level professionals always, at the end of the day, produces a high quality result. To achieve this, always caring about what we do is our guiding principle.
Our work ethic is that of artisans in the digital age. Careful, well thought-out and fine-tuned work should stand the test of time and be top-notch. Our processes always include double checks and peer reviews.
The equipment we use is always up to date and meets the standards for professional use. Our offices are well-equipped, ergonomic, hygienic and inspiring.
Our work culture is built upon personal freedom, caring and emotional intelligence.
Our roles are flexible. New perspectives widen our expertise.
We work flexibly at the office, from home or anywhere we choose.
We take care of our team members and support their personal goals.
We encourage and support personal growth.
A significant amount of our time is spent discussing ideas with each other. It is crucial to keep the tone respectful and encouraging, even under stress.
Never mock or downplay someone else’s ideas (google the “yes, and” principle). Remember that the time for constructive criticism is never amidst stress and deadlines. It is crucial to be supportive towards each other in all situations. That’s what creates both the best work and the best environments.
To support professional development, we commit to organising regular growth discussions with every team member. The goal of these is to provide a simple, proactive and interactive discussion forum. The discussions should always end up with concrete plans for the future.
Growth discussions strengthen our goal of creating a culture of open discussion and ensure that no one’s job satisfaction and career development is forgotten.
We have chosen a set of benefits that we believe to be central for a better quality of life. This is an always evolving collective effort: the focus is on what we as a collective find helpful and delightful.
Here you will find a current listing of the benefits. Something missing? Let us know – your input greatly matters.
Laptops and workstations, software, phone & subscription, headphones and other gear are tailored to each person’s needs and wishes and are updated regularly when needed.
Our modern offices are equipped with carefully selected, ergonomic furniture and good acoustics to maintain a stress-free environment for our professionals.
Health benefits in the form of regular and specialised doctor appointments, including psychologist’s services. Physiotherapists and massage are also at your disposal.
We provide you with vouchers that can be used for almost any sports activities. They can also be spent on other free-time activities, such as movie or theatre tickets.
Books, classes and other learning material are provided whenever you want to learn something new. Seminars and other professional networking events is also supported.
You are free to flexibly work whenever and wherever you want – as long as your project’s teammates are okay with that.
Our office fridges are filled with healthy snacks, fruits, smoothies and sodas – all free of charge. Top of the line espresso machines (or regular Moccamasters) are also at your disposal.
Our team members can join any number of our self-organised free-time clubs (board game club, DJ club etc.) – or start their own. Taiste sponsors these clubs with a yearly budget.
Come as you are. You are respected for who you are.