Penelope took a break from her desk today and went outside to let her dog get some fresh air. While she was outside, I snapped this picture of her stretching, with the Absaroka Beartooth wilderness in the background.
It reminded me that in a high-growth company, flexibility is essential. Everybody needs to be willing to do whatever the needs of the hour dictate, regardless of their job title or formal duties.
We make sure to dig in on flexibility in our hiring process, with questions about big changes they have experienced in previous jobs. If they describe previous experiences with change in negative terms, we dig further to see if they can describe any changes positively. If they can’t, our enthusiasm wains.
Don’t wanna stretch? Don’t work in a startup.