"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." —Roy Disney
8 Core Values
Where’s our compass pointing? At the heart of the ServiceCorps culture are 8 values that guide and inspire us to fulfill our mission and realize our vision.
Exemplary Leadership: Service First
It’s not enough to just talk about our core values, we live them and strive to foster a heightened sense of social responsibility and civic engagement within our community. As proponents of the “give now” life, all ServiceCorps people participate in one Service Week per year at an organization of their choosing. We don't give back, we give first.
Trust is the backbone on which we base 100% of our interactions in all matters internal and external. We operate with transparency and full disclosure and invite others to study and emulate our open source model for changing the world. Please copy us!
Passion For Our Partners
“How can I help you?” It’s more than a phrase for us, it’s our modus operandi. We are only successful if our customers, supporters, and beneficiaries are successful and satisfied by our contribution. We strive to fulfill our role with the highest level of professionalism and passion.
The Best People
We attract, develop, engage, and retain the best people. That’s why we can empower every team member to take ownership for their career and for their life. As a self-aware team, we value loyalty, empathy, and camaraderie. When you’re part of the ServiceCorps family, we support all your dreams—even when they take you beyond our organization.
A Relentless Will To Win (With Humility)
Good enough isn’t good enough. We strive for excellence in everything we do, both in means and ends. We are motivated by the tremendous urgency of our work. We want to win, and thus make a positive contribution to the world, starting right Now. We take responsibility for our setbacks, but remain humble in success.
Diversity is strategic. As General George Patton, Jr. famously said, “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." Put another way by management guru Ken Blanchard, no one is as smart as everyone. We are inclusive of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and recognize the immense and unrivaled value of diversity.
Innovation, constant change, and out of the box thinking are all necessary for sustainable success. Yet they are only possible by embracing risk and maximizing adaptability. Our culture rewards failure, rewards success, and demands great execution.
7 Generation Sustainability
Many businesses employ the so-called front-page-of-the-newspaper test. This standard of business ethics instructs employees to consider how the company would feel if their actions were splattered across the front page of tomorrow mornings newspaper. We prefer the 7-generation test as passed down in the Great Law of the Iroquois: "In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation... even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine."