Ethics in the professional sphere can get sticky — one way we try to bring ethics to life is by using company culture quotes to emphasis our values. XS, Inc. (Novareté’s parent company) maintains six simple company values to communicate exactly what is expected of employees, cutting out the ominous gray areas in ethics. Those values are: Work Hard, Stay Sharp, Dream Big, Play Fair, Speak Out, and Have Fun.
How do we emphasize these company culture quotes? Novareté of course. However, we don’t stop there. Walk into our office and you’ll find banners hanging from the ceiling, pictures of our employees on the wall, and a whiteboard spanning the outer wall of our largest conference room. Employees are encouraged to add quotes that have touched them or taught them, personally or professionally. It is crammed with quotes meant to inspire and remind us of these values on a daily basis.
I picked a few of my favorites from our board. Enjoy!
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” -Bruce Lee
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” -Albert Einstein
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” -Suzy Kassem
“You aren’t stuck in traffic, you are the traffic.” -Uknown
“An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all” -Oscar Wilde
“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” -Winnie the Pooh
Have a quote that aligns with one of our ethical values? Comment below!