We’re big fans of our values here at Lattice. Our values act as guiding principles when it comes to our work, our hiring practices, and ourselves. We talk about them every day and praise each other based on our ability to embody them.
But they took a while to develop. We noticed that values tend to be words that people put on walls but don’t really mean anything to the people who work there, and tend to be the same across organizations. They’re often a generic form of aspirational internal marketing. We didn’t want to put down “integrity” as a core value because we strongly believe that everyone who works at Lattice needs to exhibit this value. That felt too simplistic.
Instead, we wanted to make values that were more than our cultural foundations — they’re more about our cultural ideals, of our company standards that we strive to reach. They are as follows:
Ship, Shipmate, Self is about how we see each other.
Chop Wood, Carry Water is about how we see our work.