Working in Tech: Start Your Fastest — Then Accelerate
Just like shooting a spaceship, you start working your fastest, and then reaching to new heights, environments and capabilities that push you to accelerate and to go faster. A great workplace, manager, a team and yourself are all critical to allow that. I work as a software engineer for a start-up named HiredScore which I see as a place obligated to that principle. In this article I’ll try to get into the details on what makes HiredScore to be such a place.
Management is about persuading people to do what they don’t want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. (Steve Jobs)
HiredScore — The Workplace
We are an HR-Tech company trying to revolutionise how enterprises hire better. How can a group of 35 people can achieve that? You take each worthy opportunity, push it fast, than accelerate it. The people will follow.
One place that immediately pops into my mind as a role model for this attitude is the amazing Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, from this very early inspiring speech to his employees back in 1999:
If you want to build a ship, don’t assign people tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
A lot has been said about the importance of a manager on the people’s abilities and results. A great manager puts you in places that keep surprises you to achieving them.
One can believe when he sees other doing the impossible. Be in a team of great people and you’ll find yourself soon doing more by yourself.
A bird sitting on a branch doesn’t fear that it will break- The bird trusts its wings and not on the branch that she sits on
People want to be all that they can be. I say there is no such thing “can”. Add or change something and you are in a new “can” state.
Work for a great company, be in a wonderful group of people, ask to be pushed and to help you go faster. Do it.
Thank you, my great TEAM at HiredScore, for empowering me to start fast and together to keep accelerating.