Core Value #5:
Always pursue growth and learning.
We think it's important for employees to grow both personally and professionally.
It's important to constantly challenge and stretch yourself and not be stuck in a job where you don't feel like you are growing or learning.
We believe that inside every employee is more potential than even the employee himself/herself realizes. Our goal is to help employees unlock that potential. But it has to be a joint effort: you have to want to challenge and stretch yourself in order for it to happen.
If you've been at Fynydd for more than a few months, then one thing is clear: Fynydd is growing. We grow because we take on new challenges, and we face even more new challenges because we're growing. It's an endless cycle, and it's a good thing: it's the only way for a company to survive. But it can also feel risky, stressful, and confusing at times.
Sometimes, it may seem that new problems crop up as fast as we solve the old ones (sometimes faster!), but that just means that we're moving — that we're getting better and stronger. Anyone who wants to compete with us has to learn the same things, so problems are just mile markers. Each one we pass means we've grown and gotten better.
Yet no matter how much better we get, we'll always have hard work to do, we'll never be done, and we'll never "get it right." That may seem negative, but it's not: we'll do our best to "get it right," and then do it again when we find out that things have changed. That is the cycle of growth, and like it or not, that cycle won't stop.
It's hard... but if we weren't doing something hard, then we'd have no business. The only reason we’re growing is because what we do is hard, and we do it better than most. If it ever gets too easy, then start looking for a tidal wave of competition to wash us away.
It may seem sometimes like we don't know what we're doing. And it's true: we don't. That's a bit scary, but you can take comfort in knowing that others in our situation don’t know either. If they did, then we’d be struggling to stay in business alongside them. We do things others refuse to do because all they care about is the bottom line: they take any work they can get, they outsource most of their labor overseas to unproven resources, they don’t advocate for their people and their culture when necessary, and they don’t care about their clients like we do. This is where we break new ground in our industry.
We are becoming experts as we do this. And for anyone we bring on board, the best expertise they can bring is expertise at learning and adapting and figuring out new things — helping the company grow, and in the process, they will also be growing themselves.