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Values Nominations

To build an enduring company that can generate tremendous social impact and financial value, we need outstanding team members and a great organization. Our Values describe a set of beliefs about what is most important, and the behaviors and actions that will help us build the best possible company. Given our belief in these values, it is important that they are visible and woven into the fabric of the culture. One way we do this is to celebrate team members who not only act in a way that is consistent with the Values, but who go above and beyond and who are exemplars.

Each week on Friday the entire company will receive an email asking for nominations. Team members are asked to nominate a colleague, identify the value or values that have been exemplified, and write a few sentences describing the work or the action. On Sunday night, in the CEOs weekly email, most or all of these nominations will be included, and put into the Values Slack channel as well. 

Company Offsites

We make it a priority to bring all employees together two times each year for two-day company offsites.  Our company offsites are valuable in many ways. They provide an opportunity for us to gather and to spend time with each other and get to know new members of the organization. Given the importance of strong relationships at work, the time an offsite provides to have meals together and more represents an important investment in the team. Company offsites also provide an opportunity to improve alignment. We can communicate key messages, ensure everyone is hearing the same thing, and discuss to ensure clarity. And company offsites provide a great opportunity for professional development, especially when everyone in the company would benefit from the same type of training or support (ex. a session on how to give feedback). 

All Hands Meeting

We take 30 minutes every other week to get the entire company together.  It’s a great time for us to introduce new hires, share values nominations, and get quick and important updates from each team and our Co-Founders.  Once a quarter we extend this meeting to 1 hour and provide more depth on quarterly performance updates. 

Fun Fridays

We celebrate the end of each week by ringing a bell at 4:30pm and encouraging everyone to stop their work, join us in the kitchen for a drink and snack or in our Library for some darts.  It’s a great way for everyone to kick back and relax before heading out for the weekend.  

Monthly cELLebrations

We get together once a month for a themed-event we refer to as our cELLebrations.  We encourage everyone to help generate ideas and plan unique, seasonal and most importantly inclusive themes.  

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Ellevation, we believe that Corporate Social Responsibility should be an integral part of business so we have developed our program to support our company values.  

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