Having a good purpose creates an opportunity for value creation. Passion follows purpose. Passion creates good energy. People are attracted to good energy.
Since my last post, our company has continued to grow like Lo Pan’s henchman Thunder when he discovers Lo Pan has been killed in the cult classic movie, “Big Trouble In Little China” (but without the messy and gross exploding into pieces bit).
The reason for our growth is that Rackspace has set itself on a path to build a company that creates and provides the most in-demand technologies, at world scale, backed up by a USP (unique selling proposition) of Fanatical Support. That’s the business end of it. But I’ve come to know that the life blood of our company is really that we have a purpose that goes far beyond that.
We have attracted so many to our cause because of the chance to do their best work and help to create cool things and provide value through our products and services. That’s the work need. But there’s also the culture attraction. The call that beckons to them is that life at Rackspace has a different meaning than an ordinary job. A chance to make a positive difference in a world that sorely needs some good energy.
These days, working at Rackspace is being immersed in good energy. It’s really contagious, because our culture is full of people who truly care about our others. We all know that we have to work to provide for ourselves and our families, but we also want that work to mean something. I see or hear almost daily about Rackers who go out of their way to make sure that it does. Here’s an example of some of their current and past work:
To me, our purpose and our passion really boils down to helping others. As our Chairman and Co-founder Graham Weston once said:
“What we all want is to be valued members of a winning team on an inspiring mission.”
That’s good energy. If you like what we are about and have your own good energy to contribute, you are encouraged to apply. The world needs you!Category: Core Values, Rackers Tags: Core Values, Good Vibrations, Positivity, Rackers