What We Stand For

OUR PRINCIPLES
An organisation is driven by its people and culture.
Our principles describe the foundational characteristics of the company.
INTEGRITY
Integrity is the deepest and most core principle of Vaxowave. This encompasses moral, intellectual, personal, and corporate integrity. Integrity requires a consistency of our thoughts, words, and actions and a dedication to the truth.

When we speak of moral integrity, we are applying the golden rule to treat others as you would like to be treated. Intellectual integrity demands that we acknowledge reality and that our words and actions are consistent with our understanding. Personal and corporate integrity means that we must demand this standard of every person as well as the collective.

As our core principle there can be no exemptions or compromises. There is no employee, partner, or client that can be excused or allow us to compromise our own integrity.

PRAGMATISM
Vaxowave will always be focused on innovating and pushing the boundaries in an attempt to deeply impact the status quo.
However, forward progress requires strong grounding in reality.

For us to effectively change the status quo, we must understand and accept it however undesirable it may be. It is these practical considerations rather than the theoretical that demand pragmatism. Pragmatism impacts every layer of our thinking.

EXECUTION
The execution of an idea matters much more than the idea itself. This means that the best idea poorly executed is no better than a mediocre idea well executed. Action should always be preferred to inaction and uncertainty around the best idea must not prevent execution. Organisationally we should strive towards single decision makers who promote group discussion and buy in but act without requiring consensus.

The best execution must be both effective and efficient, which we can think of direction and velocity. Effective execution depends on going the right direction, meaning there is an alignment with vision and strategic goals with the highest priority work being done first.
Without effective execution, work may get done without advancing towards the end goal.

Efficient execution measures our velocity and using minimal resources through leverage.It is important to take a long term view when measuring velocity, as it allows costs to be amortized.

Automating or eliminating tasks may reduce short term efficiency but increase long run productivity. Doing a task well once pays dividends to doing it many times. Measure twice, cut once.