The Automattic Creed

You know you’re working at your dream job when the company creed starts with one of your personal ideals in the very first sentence — “I will never stop learning.”

The following — the Automattic creed — is sent out to every employee in their offer letter. You have to sign your name right next to it. Before starting work.

I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.

Matt’s whole post on it is a must read: Automattic Creed.

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