We are an eclectic bunch, yes! But we guess, what attracts people to each other are the underlying values that they believe in. Through the years, we have constantly talked about what these mean to us, as defined by the acronym C.H.O.P.S …. This is how we see it now. For most of us, these are not just corporate values, but values we live by in our personal lives too.
|VALUES||WHAT IT MEANS FOR US||WHAT IT MEANS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS|
|CARE||It means to care deeply for everything that touches our world – our team, our equipment, our proposals, our website, our families!||Staging inclusive workshop experiences where every participant feels engaged. Ensuring that our stakeholders come across as heroes.|
|HUMILITY||Being grounded individuals with no airs about us. Knowing that none of us individually can do what all of us together can.||Being completely approachable. Accepting that we may be wrong or ignorant at times. Being almost “invisible” in workshops.|
|OWNERSHIP||Taking the responsibility to set up our team members for success. Being always totally dependable.||No unpleasant surprises or excuses ever. Owning our client deliverables - end to end. Being responsive.|
|PASSION||Not approaching our work as a job to be done – but as a calling. Seeing every workshop we do as an opportunity to improve.||Going that extra mile to deliver not just a good workshop – but an awesome one! Putting ourselves on the line every time to say – “Happy or Free”.|
|SAFETY||Being individuals who are like “old shoes” – safe, warm and comfortable to be around with at all times.||Creating an environment of physical and psychological safety in our workshops. Never getting a cheap laugh at the cost of our participants.|
If you were to drop in to our office, it does not feel like a conventional office – for it is not. We don’t have fancy furniture or designer walls, but there is almost always a constant buzz of energy & a laugh is never too far away either!
We don’t have any super stars. We are all very ordinary people, who believe though, that our mission is: To Inspire WE before ME. Thanks to the quality of our people, we acknowledge we cannot be the cheapest in the market, but the fact that more than 70% of our customers keep coming back to us every year, tells us we are adding uncommon value through our engagements.
We don’t delude ourselves that through the workshop experience we stage, we can transform people we come in touch with. However, we passionately do believe that we can be the sparks who get individuals and teams thinking about a better way to live & work together! Don’t take our word for it - do drop in and have a quick read about what many of our customers have to say about us!
The FocusU Credo is in most parts, what we are every day. But it is also – what we aspire to be. It is also a call out to all those “awesome” people out there who think on broadly similar lines – and are still searching for a place to “arrive” at! Have a quick dekko at our culture deck and our own FocusU anthem, to get a sense of what it is – to be a part of our team.
The FocusU LifeWe are not the typical company – we never want to be. We are collegial, we are informal, we don’t believe in designations or hierarchies, we laugh a lot & yet we are intense and passionate to the core. Here are a few elements of the FocusU Life:
What went well last week? What did not? What did you learn? What was interesting? Circle time is the weekly catch-up time for all our teams across the regions to let their hair down and share within the FocusU family!
We appreciate that our work needs as much collaboration as it does introspection too. We also believe that our employees stretch where needed well beyond work hours. Hence we have a 7 hour work day.
An obsession for Feedback on everything we do – we call it Feed Forward though! We do it after every workshop, we do it for everyone every year ….. and we don’t hold back, if we think it is needed in between too! Ouch!
We are big believers that books are the cheapest & easiest way for individuals and hence the organization to grow. So, anyone wanting to buy ANY book to learn can just go ahead without any prior approvals. All we ask is – do share the knowledge!
Our own internal FocusU University – no sprawling campuses … yet, but it is our way to ensure that all our people are continuously growing in the FocusU Way of delivering workshops – and also getting external perspectives!
We are big believers in the Danish “Hygge.” For us it is about being with people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe and shielded to let our guard down. It is about enjoying a cup of tea in silence with friends, while it rains outside.
A large part of life in FocusU is about travel. We believe that travel is the best teacher. Our work takes us to all parts and corners of the country (and sometimes outside too) where workshops are done. Truly as it is said, “All those who wander are not lost.”
It's 7am in the morning – and already one FocusU Whatsapp channel is buzzing. Someone does yoga, someone else has gone for a run, the more motivated folks are already in gyms! The FocusU Fitness League is our own way to motivate one another towards better health and fitness – the fun way.
LEARN & EARN
Every single person is encouraged to do his/her MBA – not to get a fancy degree – but because we believe it opens up one’s thinking about the world. That’s not all – you get a hefty bonus for doing that too! Yes, you can earn while you learn!
Loves web designing and tinkering around the net. Is passionate about bringing in new technologies. He runs his own website (www.iamprabhjot.com) on the side.
Is a Facilitator with us. Fitness maniac – Marathon runner – does all that along with his day job here with us. And motivates all the rest of us too!
The man who moves around with scraped knees and frequent bruises on his face is as passionate a basketball player as he is a Facilitator!
Inspiration is not by what you say – it is by who you are. His passion towards wholistic wellness rubs off on participants and colleagues alike!
We believe that celebrations and rituals are not about the event. They’re about touching the hearts and souls of individuals. And so, we look for excuses to celebrate.