There is something that is woven throughout any organization that is somewhat abstract, typically unspoken, but often very observable. While not easy to capture or describe, it is so powerful as to guide most decisions and actions within an organization. This force is referred to as culture.
Culture is defined as the collective behavior of those within an organization, formed by shared beliefs, habits, systems, values, and vision. Operating largely outside of our awareness, culture creates a common ground for team members, providing a sense of order so that everyone knows what is expected.
We strive to intentionally shape and maintain a healthy culture in which our mission can be most successfully executed. Having a certain set of spiritual beliefs neither qualifies nor disqualifies one as a cultural fit. As long as someone will commit to our cultural pillars, they are welcome to join us in our mission. While there are many subtle, perhaps team specific characteristics involved, we consider the following four cornerstones to be foundational to our success: