Be Better Every Day
Our way is straight ahead, always moving forward, progressing and evolving. But to move forward, sometimes you have to look back at lessons learned. And we’ve learned a lot of lessons and collected a lot of wisdom over the years. We call this, The Noble Way. It’s a collection of principles that guide our culture, relationships, partnerships and approach to business. It ensures we’re all rowing in the same direction.
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If we want to live up to our name, we have to lead with good intent in everything we do. Be full of integrity. Be honorable, upright, good, unselfish, generous, empathetic, giving and passionate. We have to treat others the way we want to be treated. We have to be noble.
If we want to be surrounded by amazingness, we have to be a culture of empowerment. Empower our teammates by trusting, providing autonomy, helping and giving each other opportunities to succeed. Empower our clients to be heroes in their organizations by providing our very best work and solutions every day. Empower ourselves to succeed by being our best selves every day.
Take The Noble By The Horns
To be a successful company that gets better every day, the whole team has to display ownership. Let’s own it! Own your role. Own your projects from start to finish. Own your promises. Own your mistakes. And take care of your work, your coworkers and your clients as if you own the company.
Let’s Get Committed
If we want to be a best-in-class agency with passionate, world-class clients, we all have to go all in and show commitment to everything we do–learning, teaching, improving, providing great product, giving excellent service, having fun and all the other things we do that make us the awesome people and agency we are.
Be A Wild Bear
If we want to be top notch agency, we can’t be Zoo Bears. A Zoo Bear is full and comfy, soaking in the sunshine and passively waiting for its next meal to be handed to it. A Wild Bear is always hungry. Even when it’s eating, it’s thinking about its next meal. It’s proactive, always hunting. Be a Wild Bear! Be proactive! Be helpful! Be hungry! Catch that salmon, friends! Then go do your thing in the proverbial woods.
Noble Means Yes-ble
If we want to continue inspiring each other to do great work, our clients to work with us and our communities to support us, we have to come to work every day with that contagious can-do energy Noble is known for. That “Yes-ble” positivity, optimism and enthusiasm that allows us to do the impossible by finding creative solutions and making things happen.
If We Won’t Flaunt It, We Don’t Want It
If we want to work with passionate clients who we connect with, we have to make sure our clients are a “fit.” In addition to having our “Profit, Progress, Passion” client identification, we commit that if we’re leery of displaying a client’s logo or work on our website, we won’t pursue that company or take them on. We will take pride in our clients, so they take pride in us!
If we want to be a great company that’s better every day, we have to do it as a team. We have to be humble, be a “we” culture, celebrate each other’s successes, because they’re “our” successes, kick our egos to the curb and poke the “I” out!
If we want to be a company that always has our foot on the gas–constantly exploring creative ways to innovate and continually improve–we have to remember to have fun. Fun frees the spirit, clears the mind from the grind, creates connections and gives perspective. Work hard, fun hard, mother funners!
“No Bull” and Kind
If we’re going to help each other grow, we have to be kind, not nice, connecting through “No Bull” radical candor. Being nice is being polite, which doesn’t necessarily inspire growth. Being kind is genuinely caring about helping each other be better. It’s being real, in a “No Bull” kind of way, even when it’s hard. After all, if we’re not stepping on each other’s toes once in a while, we’re not close enough as a team.
Inspire Continuous Curiosity
If we want to be an agency truly founded in creativity and performance, we have to nurture continuous curiosity and innovative thinking through support of ongoing education, knowledge sharing, R&D and the practice of questioning the status quo throughout our ranks–always asking “why” and “what if.”
Let’s encourage courage, which isn’t just being brave, it’s being vulnerable. Let’s tackle the new and scary head on. Let’s be confident making tough decisions because we know we’ve done our diligence and the team supports us. Let’s be okay making a mistake, because we know we’ll learn why we made it and won’t make it again. Let’s be okay not knowing everything. Let’s be okay asking questions and asking for help because we can help each other grow.
Be A Change Hugger
To be a successful company that promotes continual growth, we have to have a team of Noblebots that’s excited by change (with a purpose) and can transform on a dime. Growth is the purpose, change is the result, and it will usually be more of an evolution than revolution, but it’s coming, so be prepared to hug the shit out of it.
No Shoes, No Service
If we want to be acknowledged as best-in-class, we have to practice what we preach, give the shoemaker’s kids some scoots, and commit to always investing a percentage of our time and revenue into our own marketing. Our own digital marketing assets are the perfect testing ground for learning, growing and showing our chops. So chop-chop, lace up those shoes, kids.
Do The Deeds
If we want to be meaningfully connected to our communities, we have to commit to giving back. We will always do this through our yearly “1%-of-overall-time” pro bono contributions to nonprofits through our Noble Deeds program.
If we want a team full of badass, hungry, proactive wild bears, we need to make time to hibernate. It’s important to check out, disconnect and reboot. It’s good for us as people and professionals. So vacation time is sacred. Work hard, make an impact and then clear out and clear your mind. That’s how wild bears roll.