Autonomy

Our next core value is autonomy. We define this core value as “little to no management required, intuitively prioritizes, holds self-accountable.”

There is a very practical reason we value autonomy at Open Sky Group. While we generally work in teams, occasionally we have projects that only require one person or what I like to call the team of me, myself and I. From a practical standpoint, we need people who can work solo when the job requires it. At Open Sky Group, this does not mean you are on your own island without even a volleyball to keep you company. We invest heavily in our infrastructure, onboarding, training, etc. to make sure that people are not only properly trained initially but that there are tools available 24/7 to assist. Another core value, caring, also plays a big role here as our people genuinely care about their fellow employees and are happy lend a hand when needed.

One of the nice side effects of the core value of autonomy is that little to no management is required. We have always tried to avoid multiple layers of management due to inefficiencies and increased risk of unhappy employees (bad boss = unhappy employees). We do value great managers who help remove impediments and protect our doers from all the administrivia that so often creeps into big projects. Yet we don’t expect those managers to micro-manage day-to-day work and that is why we value people who can intuitively prioritize their work and hold themselves accountable for making their commitments, or renegotiate them when necessary.

Are you good working as part of a team as well as on your own? Do you value a management philosophy that is more like a coach than a boss? Come check out Open Sky Group and enjoy the benefits of a company that values autonomy. Click here to see our current openings.

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