opsZero’s mission is to accelerate the development and efficiency of Systems to reduce waste, to increase prosperity, and to create a more resilient world.
- Think Long Term. Most companies make decisions quarter to quarter. We want our leadership to grow over time. We must always be reorienting our efforts yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily. Like a ship correcting its course 90% of the time, we must change directions to where the winds are going.
- Sustainable Growth. We will grow sustainably, reinvesting our profits into our growth and our community. We will expand diligently, making sure that we can provide excellence to our customers and ourselves. We will lead our community showing how to create a better world through good corporate governance. We will donate at minimum 1% of our profits to progressive causes.
- Continuous Learning. We are sheepdogs, not sheep. We must have the ability to do multiple jobs well. We expect employees to learn and apply their knowledge. We expect everyone to read the following books: Effective Executive by Peter Drucker, Lean Startup by Eric Reis, The Toyota Way by Jeffrey K. Liker and Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman.
- Experimentation. opsZero is an experiment. We need to improve the systems we have in place continuously. We strive to create more effective Processes by experimentation that takes a holistic approach that takes into account the people using the system, the system itself, and the system as it pertains to the interaction with the world.
- Self-Actualization. Our customers win if we take care of ourselves. Everyone needs to take care of themselves mentally, physically and spiritually. Figure out why you are here, discover how you can be a leader at what you do. Use that to delight our customers.
- Holistic Thinking. Nothing happens in isolation. A person is not just the head. A company is not just the CEO. Make sure to think about the outcome of your tasks regarding the larger purview.
- Learn from Mistakes. Mistakes are how we learn, and they are how we as an organization can evolve without dying from a thousand cuts. We need to put systems in place to avoid mistakes from happening but if they do then figure out why and how to fix it.
- Frugality. Do more with less. Michelangelo saw David in a flawed marble. Constraints unleash creativity. Accomplish more with what we have.
- Automate. Automate tasks that computers are better at and use your creativity in the tasks that you are amazing at and can provide value. Our brains are a beauty of nature there is no need to make them do menial things that a computer can do better.