How our culture differs from others

Published 11 January 2022
in Advice
How our culture differs from others

In 2022 Pike + Bambridge is undertaking a planned period of significant growth, with our team set to double in the next 12 months.  We’re often asked how our culture feels for new people joining our team, and what that looks like in a day-to-day sense.

Firstly, here is what it isn’t. It is not a series of Core Values on our website that people struggle to remember, and nobody really implements or talks about on a day-to-day basis.

For us, it is a living, breathing thing, and we talk about it day in, and day out. It is central to our management and to our remuneration structure, and it is at least as important as the commercial outcomes we’re aiming to deliver as a business. 

Our vision is to change the way that people buy cars, and we’re doing that by building a business we can all be proud of.

We love the idea Simon Sinek suggests, that “Values are verbs”. So for us, we don’t ask our team to be “Integrity”, we talk about “be the good guys”.

When it comes to the culture of growth we foster at P+B, we talk about being “a student of the game”. We love that different parts of the team often share podcasts they’ve listened to within our team WhatsApp groups, or books they’re reading or listening to while they run or work out.

In short, the culture at P+B is about a behavioural framework that we give our team freedom to operate within.

We don’t always get it right. In fact, we like to think that if you are inspired by challenge, by pushing yourself and each other to be the best you can be in the moment, then you’ll definitely make mistakes along the way, and that is fine by us.

People who interact with our business often comment about the ‘intensity’ they feel from engaging with our team. For us, that is what it takes to achieve big goals, so we’re ok with that.

What we are aiming to build is a culture where people can feel they achieve both professionally and personally. Where the why is more important than the what. 

We’d love your feedback on what makes a great culture for you, and what doesn’t?

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