What makes Culturevist special
Quality experience rather than large numbers
Culturevist was created out of a need for something different and better. There were a lot of communities that existed, but none really met my needs. Create something special.
It it stops being special, it's not worth doing.
For example, rather have fewer people at an event with rich learning.
A few simple things done well.
It's hard to say whether something's 'right' or 'wrong'. Everything involves a trade-off, and each decision depends on our vision and what we want to prioritise.
Our value is in the network
Our network is rich and diverse. Some of us care about our company culture so much that we're willing to limit our career, or even lose our job, for it. Some of us want to play by the rules and not be too disruptive.
Some of us want to change things within our existing companies. Some of us want to create new companies and make some old ones obsolete. We all want to help change happen.
We learn from Culturevists in a wide range of roles and industries.
Some aspects are open and less controlled. Some are closed and more controlled. Each can have value. The art is in deciding which bits are which and how they're designed.
We don't just talk. We act. We're activists.
Things might feel strange
Things keep changing. We recognise some of the best things in our lives were unplanned and could never have predicted. So we create space for things to emerge.
We have a bold vision and welcome all to join us on our ride. We're aware that, given different people like different things, Culturevist might not appeal to everyone.
Changing our mind is something we see as a positive thing. Updating decisions based on new information is a strength rather than a weakness.
Some decisions are based on data. Others are based on gut, instinct, intuition, belief, or something similar. Often the idea starts with a sense, then we test it and look at data or feedback to see what happened. We don't know how things will be until we try them. It's unlikely any two things will turn out identical if something's changed when we try them.
"11 years ago I got my first taste of Company Culture in a Masters course at university. I loved the theory, and couldn't wait to gain practical experience as part of a company. I've been fortunate enough to have been part of two start-ups, two global companies with over 100,000 employees, and worked with hundreds of companies from a diverse range of industries. One of the startups went through hyper-growth, was acquired for $1.2 billion after only 4 years, and I experienced the integration into a 40 year old global giant. I wanted to discover who else cares as deeply about culture as I do and contribute to supporting each other. I found so many communities and websites that have existed for years, though none of them quite did it for me. They didn't offer what I was looking for. And so I decided to try and help provide something that I was looking for. Over two years later I devote myself to the Culturevist (Company Culture Activist) community, not because I have all the answers, but because I feel compelled by the importance of company culture."