How we work
The fundamentals of our teamwork are stated in our organizational principles which we call Orga 4.0. The four Orga 4.0 principles – Decision Making, Responsibilities, Evolutionary Organization, and Transparency – guide the way we believe Testbirds should operate and how we like to work together.
You might have heard a lot of buzz around “New Work” recently. From our own experience, it takes a while to grasp what New Work is really all about. Generally, we’ve grown up and have socialized (also in working life) in a world of hierarchies, status, control, employer/managers vs. employees and vice versa, non-transparent decisions, etc. Even if we’re not aware of it, it does influence a lot of our thinking and behavior. So for us, the most important part of New Work is a change in people’s mindset and self-leadership.
That’s why we came up with the following underlying worldview that we use as a basis for our organizational principles, and which guides every decision, discussion, and our behavior: Everyone has the best intentions in mind. We act based on the information we have as individuals, inherently trying to create a positive outcome rather than personal gain.
That means we fundamentally trust our colleagues, believe that they have good intentions and are capable of learning and acting responsibly. And when we make mistakes, we own up to them.
Now we want to explain the individual organizational principles in a bit more detail:
Decisions are made by the role(s) with the most relevant information. Advice process trumps consensus.