The Emergn Way: we care for and invest in people

What sets a successful company apart? Is it cutting-edge technology? Perhaps it’s innovative products? Or maybe it’s exceptional leadership? While all these factors play a key role, it is only when paired with a strong and nurturing company culture they can drive a company’s sustainable, long-term success.

We know that people not only look for a job that pays well – they want to work with purpose, for a company that matches their values, and in a place where they feel respected, encouraged, supported, and trusted.

Because we know the importance of having clear, defined values for creating a strong and positive culture, we created a set of principles we call The Emergn Way.

The Emergn Way sits at the core of everything we do. It is defined by three simple statements:

  1. We care for and invest in people 
  2. We are deliberate about delighting our customers 
  3. We bring new perspectives to get better results

These values guide our actions, support our decisions, and are the essence of how we interact with each other, clients, and everyone working with us. The Emergn Way represents our sense of identity and purpose.

In this article, we’ll explore the first principle of the Emergn Way. 

We care for and invest in people

It’s no surprise that this is the first principle of the Emergn Way. To be exceptional at what we do, we first need to be an exceptional place to work. 

People do their best work when they are respected, encouraged, supported, and trusted – and that starts with an investment mindset about people and their wellbeing.  

For us, caring for and investing in people means more than just words on paper. It is a deep-rooted commitment to prioritize the wellbeing and growth of our employees – and to give them the tools and support they need. And it’s not always a top-down activity, it’s how we interact with each other. It’s about sharing ideas, knowledge, and responsibilities to create a collaborative and trusting team.

Listen to the thoughts and experiences of some of our team members on caring for and investing in people at Emergn:

Impacting the way we work

The principle of caring for and investing in people shapes how we work with each other. It encourages a culture of openness, transparency, and effective communication. By prioritizing employees’ personal and professional development, we ensure that everyone can reach their full potential. This approach drives innovation and establishes a strong foundation for teamwork and collaboration. 

When you join Emergn, you become part of a community that aims to improve lives. Colleagues are committed to helping one another to grow and develop their careers. We understand that work has the potential to bring meaning and fulfilment and we strive to create an environment where employees are excited to come to work every day.

From sharing ideas and knowledge… to delegating tasks and responsibilities, we’re all about growing and evolving together as a team.

Paulina Fonseca, Product Design Practice Lead

Supporting communities

Caring for and investing in people goes way beyond our own community. One of the ways we apply this principle is by actively promoting corporate social responsibility. People are encouraged to participate in activities that support social causes, allowing them to make a positive impact beyond their workplace. From sharing knowledge with local communities, schools, and universities to supporting communities in need – we support our team with the tools and time to make this happen. 

We care for and invest in our people not only through training and development but also by providing opportunities to impact the communities we serve.

Zigmars Rozentals, Senior Consultant

The Emergn Way’s first principle forms the bedrock of our whole culture. It is more than a simple statement: it guides everything we do. By fostering inclusivity, motivating personal and professional development, and encouraging social responsibility, we give our people a genuine opportunity to thrive and make a positive impact. 

Are you curious about our company’s culture and The Emergn Way?  

This is the first article of a series focused on the three core values of The Emergn Way. To learn more about these values, go ahead and deep dive into the second and third principles of the Emergn Way: “We are deliberate about delighting our customers”, and “We bring new perspectives to get better results.

Also, keep an eye on our Careers Blog – where you can find articles, interviews, and videos that share stories of our team, insights on work challenges, company culture, and other career topics. 

If our values resonate with you and you’d like to get to know the team better or are interested in a career with us, reach out through our Opportunities page.