A little less than a year ago, I was stood on the sideline at a Cayman touch rugby game, nursing the latest in a long line of injuries, listening to Benji talk about the fledgling fund admin business that he and his partners had started, and about their ambitions to create a business that was fundamentally…different.
Different in terms of the way that they approached the sector, different in terms of their approach to technology and most importantly, different in terms of the way that they wanted to treat their people and nurture the culture within their business.
He used terms like fun, creative, innovative, inclusive, collaborative, and rewarding. I remember thinking at the time, ‘This sounds like the sort of business that I would love to be involved in.’ Little did I know at the time that a year later I would be writing this article!
Like many of you, I’ve worked for some businesses with terrible cultures, and I have worked for businesses that have fostered fantastic corporate cultures. In my experience, the underlying difference has been the appetite of ownership and leadership to design the culture that they want to create and to implement a plan to deliver it.
That, in essence, is what this communication is all about. As we have grown and crossed international borders, fostering our culture has become an increasingly high priority. So, with that in mind, we have started to transform those cultural ambitions for the Catalyst Group into a framework that we can implement.
You can find a copy of the Cat.Culture – Brand Positioning and Cultural Framework HERE, I hope that reading it will give you a better understanding of what we are aiming for.
Over the coming weeks and months, you will be hearing more about culture and seeing more of these rituals and practices come into play.
Implementing a culture requires buy-in and acceptance throughout a business so it is our sincerest hope that you take the time to digest these materials and work with us to embody our values and act as ambassadors for the Cat.Culture.