Why defining company values isn’t such a big deal

May 28, 2020

The Panaseer Team

ke many a startup gone by, Panaseer’s other founding team members and myself skipped happily away from our ‘big company’ jobs with cries of “let’s create a company that’s the sort of place we’d want to work!” and “down with corporate BS!”

But it wasn’t long before we realised that perhaps there’s method to (some of) the corporate madness. Maybe policies have a place [insert scream face emoji] and — God forbid — perhaps even codifying your company values might be a good idea!

Here’s the story of how we ended up writing our values down, and some tips and pitfalls to watch out for, for those who are thinking of doing the same.

Culture vs. Values

After five months spent fending off vitamin D deficiency in a Surrey basement, we finally got our first round of funding. The time had come to make our first hires.

You can read the full article by Sifted here.