Principles at TX
TX envisions to grasp every object with our hands from everywhere. We want to create a world where every single person on every planet benefits from the robotic revolution.
Our core principles are the guideline to our employees to help us get there.
Unlike some of the companies who define corporate values but get ignored, our core principles genuinely resonate with our team. We break them down into specific behaviors and skills we would expect every TX employee to demonstrate.
Our principles consist of below five components:
- Freedom and Responsibility
- Move Fast, Deliver First
- Systematic Innovator of Scale
- Begin with the End
FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
Freedom is an essential principle at TX.
As we live in modern democratic society, we have the right to choose our own actions. As long as we live in such a society, our actions and choices are free. Thus, we also need to be responsible for our own decisions about what to do and what not to do. We believe this is the best state of happiness.
At the same time, freedom could be deemed “Heavy”. Because of this heaviness, people do not exercise their freedom and act as instructed by society and organizations. Many people can’t endure the heaviness of freedom.
At TX, employees are expected to exercise freedom and take full responsibility for their own choices. Great people don’t need to be managed. Once a direction is set, they make their own choices to achieve goals.
- Acts autonomously to best leverage his/her strengths; is not shy about being unique and unconventional; is not confined in generally accepted social expectations and norms.
- Fully exercises his/her authority within the scope of his/her work and makes his/her own decision rather than following others’. Takes responsibility for the outcome.
- Is personally invested and demonstrates the highest standard in his/her role to represent TX’s purpose; leads others by examples.
Move Fast, Deliver First
Fast delivery is a key thing at TX.
When developing new features, we do not waste too much time on conceptualizing and planning. Think of the minimum requirements to realize the base product first and deliver it as quickly as possible.
It is faster to improve off of a working prototype than a design drawing. The same concept applies to the business team; we don’t get caught up in the process.
We take the shortest path to success; execution is everything.
- Emphasizes actions and problem solving rather than making plans; proactively seeks and develops creative ways to solve puzzles.
- Accepts and embraces the unknown and ambiguous rather than being threatened; can stay focused on the goals and choose the fastest way to reach them.
- Thinks in idealistic terms and demonstrates a “can-do” attitude; exhibits courage to take smart risks to challenge the status quo.
Systematic Innovator of Scale
We do things like a systematic innovator of scale does.
Innovator creates new things. Scale means big (at least 10x cause). Ideas at TX should be systematic and scalable. Systematic means making sure the idea is reproducible and recurring, and scalability makes sure that seeds of scalability are built in that idea.
Every idea should be provable, explainable, and have a reason to make sure we are always clear on what, how, and why we are doing what we are.
- Owns long-term goals and a sense of purpose; takes calculated risks, makes decisions, and takes actions based on purposes; holds himself/herself responsible for proving and explaining the reasons for actions.
- Seeks for holistic and integrated approach rather than occasional, haphazard, or unplanned activities.
- Owns analytic view on current problems as well as outside the box thinking to solve real-life problems in a repeatable manner.
Begin with the End
Begin with the End is a method we use at TX when conceptualizing how to realize new and scalable ideas.
When planning for the goal, the timeline should be challenging to a point where it seems almost impossible to achieve at first glance. We believe that the “Begin with the end”(in other words, backcasting) method coupled with a challenging timeline pushes people to think out of the box and develop imaginative solutions to meet that goal.
Suppose we start from the beginning and slowly work ourselves up when trying to achieve things (forecasting). In that case, you will most likely end up planning on a normal path with an average time frame giving you mediocre results.
- Identifies the desired future state first, looks back to assess requirements to reach the future state, seeks imaginative new ideas to meet the requirements.
- Seeks for greater future opportunities behind current actions; is willing to put in extra legwork to see his/her vision achieved in the future.
- Invites others to articulate a shared intention about the future state to find new ways of working together to achieve it.
People working at TX should be at least independent. But this is not enough.
Our goal is to create a company where people are interdependent on each other. This is a state in which 2 or more people with different skillsets support one another in a way where 1 plus 1 equals 4. When 2 people of the same skillset work with each other they are independent of each other and will usually create a situation where 1 plus 1 equals 2.
- Exhibits trust in others and generate support amongst coworkers. Emphasizes team effort and provides a safe environment for others to take risks.
- Enables an environment where issues are addressed openly and immediately; is comfortable hearing and saying uncomfortable truths when necessary.
- Generates a strong sense of belongings amongst coworkers; reinforces shared beliefs to move forward as a team; is comfortable reaching out to others for help in order to reach goals.
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