Last week we packed our bags, showed each other our embarrassing passport photos and headed to Berlin Tegel airport. Destination? Istanbul. As with any startup, our weeks are usually devoted to wiring in, getting our heads down and creating some awesome stuff. But every now and then it’s nice to take a break, peel back a layer, and talk about who we are, what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. The so-called three w’s. So that’s exactly what we decided to do, with Turkey as our backdrop. We arrived with excitement, as Henrik so aptly demonstrated.
Company culture is extremely important to us, not only for success. Discussing the three w’s gave us all the chance to realign, have our say in the company, and move forward in unity. The trip also allowed us to recap over everything we’ve accomplished this past year, relive all the highs and lows, and connect with one another in a more intimate way. We even shared an open toilet, which kind of symbolised our dedication to this belief in a weird way.
We plastered our walls with sticky notes representing our core beliefs and, thanks to our good friends over at Pic Pack (remember those guys?), voted on the ones we held closest to our hearts in a fun, vibrant kind of way… by placing our faces on them! We narrowed down our most important factors for success and happiness, which can sometimes become blurred in the usual office setting.
Talking of family, we have two seats at the table that need to be filled. We’re looking for a lead designer to help us carve out the best reading experience in the world, and maintain our visual identity. We’re also in need of a frontend developer with an eye for detail and the fingertips of a wizard. Interested? You can read more here. Oh… and don’t worry. Our office toilets have doors.