Have you ever had an overwhelming urge to completely re-organize and clean just about everything you own? I guess keeping your external world organized helps to keep you internally aligned.
So, we had one of these “episodes” at Groopt HQ back in November.
We looked around and thought, “Hey… the office could use some fresh paint.” So we went out and got paint, lots of paint. Our DIY project quickly escalated into a full blown office revamp. We added new couches, orange bean bag chairs and a projector for jumbo-sized powerpoint meetings and life-size FIFA matches…Because let’s be honest – a startup is not complete without bean bag chairs.
After our external overhaul was finished, an internal reexamination was a natural progression…
Enter company-wide refactor.
A refactor being a term used amongst coders as a “technique for restructuring an existing body of code, altering its internal structure without changing its external behavior.” Essentially, we treated our company as the “existing body of code,” allowing ourselves to take another look at our mission and vision while standing behind the same values.
Before, we had the Grooptitution built around five pillars. As we launch Groopt Data, we re-visited the five pillars of the Grooptitution and without changing the external meaning of the Grooptitution, we refactored the five pillars to create the Groopt Philosophy and refine our Mission.
Groopt’s Mission: Helping groups leverage data to accomplish their civic, social, faith and funding goals with elegantly designed software.
The following Five Principles help us achieve this Mission…
Embrace each day with a true heart, guided by passion and integrity, all else comes naturally.
We are in the business of making a difference and improving our world, but in all adventures, have fun and share happiness while doing it.
We are trailblazers, creating a new path for others to follow. We challenge the status quo. We challenge the “do nots.” We challenge each other and most importantly, we challenge ourselves.
We are a driven team with our heart set on accomplishing our vision. There will be no shortage of obstacles along our journey, but our resilience will overcome the adversities and we, as a team, will prevail.
Our commitment to serve our clients, team and community improves the lives of those we serve and upholds our civic duty to build a better world.
These principles have permeated the Groopt Troop from the early days when Jordan, Patrick, Erik and Spencer were sitting around “The Table” eating top ramen with hot dogs and will continue to guide every decision moving forward. We will hire based on these principles. We will fire based on these principles. We will not waver from these principles because if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. We stand tall, proud and eager to fulfill the Groopt Vision: Helping Groups Succeed!
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