Virtue of pride
It’s a well-known fact that values shape company’s culture and define the operating philosophies that guide an internal conduct as well as the relationship with company’s customers, partners, and shareholders. As a rule, core values are summarized in the mission statement or in the company's statement of core values. They should affect every aspect of a business, from employee benefit packages and workplace culture to marketing strategies and customers service.
In Datumize, we believe that the company values are much more than just stated values - they are practiced values. Among numerous corporate values, pride is of the exceptional importance.
Scientific definition of pride
The scientists claim that pride is genetically based and we all have it to some extent. The recent studies demonstrate that pride is closely linked to the dopamine and oxytocin reward system, which shows why it is associated with greater cognitive advantages — making the brain work smarter and quicker. It is the element of safety since status and esteem are both directly related to the sense of safety. It is believed that we get “good” pride from the praise and acknowledgment of others. In the working environment, it is considered by many a great motivator for better performance. Experts’ research in the field also confirms that we, humans, tend to anticipate personal rewards and costs accurately. In other words, we consider making choices that balance both the personal costs and benefits, as well as the social costs and benefits.
So, why to be proud at work?
By taking pride in the work they do, employees start trusting more in their abilities, and they get more confident in managing the tasks and responsibilities expected of them. It’s believed that this type of pride is not only strongly related to job satisfaction and commitment, but also has numerous long-term positive outcomes for all team members, including:
More energetic, focused and motivated attitude;
More effective approach at tackling and overcoming work-oriented challenges;
Better concentration in setting, achieving, and maintaining high standards and goals.
As a result, these strengths translate into higher productivity, lower turnover and sick time, and greater returns for the companies.
How does Datumize define pride?
For Datumizers, the notion of pride is embodied in the statement below:
“I will Celebrate Proudly my commitment to consistently deliver my very best work in the excellent environment created by Datumize!”
We all fully realize the importance of what we are doing, and we take pride in doing it well. We value energy and enthusiasm, skill and experience, and the ability to make hard work fun. We contribute to the company’s success both as individuals and as part of a team.
What are the key components of pride?
Each person is important and unique.
We have mutual trust, helping each other and sticking to our promises.
We listen and communicate effectively with respect for diverse views and experiences.
We are curious to experiment and share our knowledge to develop the team spirit.
Working as one team, one family, has true value. It’s no wonder that here, at Datumize, we feel a strong connection to this unique, powerful, interdependent group of people.
Hence, for Nil Plana (Datumize Senior Onboarding Specialist), pride means “to greatly appreciate the team, to listen to each and everyone, and, of course, to be heard too.” He is positive that “when we take into account others’ opinions and thoughts, the chances are high we’ll do the things the best way possible.”
Guillem Muñoz Ferran (Datumize Software Engineer) believes that “pride at Datumize refers to a shared common effort towards a goal that we all cherish. Pride means a common effort, when we are all taken into account and our voices are heard, no matter what the opinion is.”
Be proud, be committed, be a part of progress and constant innovations!