There are lots of strong personalities at Infusionsoft. I’m not just discovering this now, but as I get to know more and more Infusionites, it becomes more and more apparent that Infusionsoft likes to hire confident, competent and talented people. So what else is new, right?
But we have this value that we check our egos at the door, so despite the many strong personalities, there is low tolerance for office politics and jockeying for power. I’ve had to check myself several times and ask if I was letting my ego creep in or if I had a legitimate concern. I’m sure it’s the same with many of my coworkers.
I can think of many times in previous experiences when it probably would have been a good idea for egos to get checked but they weren’t. The result was a toxic atmosphere where some were working hard for the benefit of the company and the customer, and others are working to get ahead. The key at Infusionsoft is that we all seem to be constantly reminding ourselves that it’s not about us as individuals. Instead we are united by the purpose of helping small businesses succeed.
But it’s not just about the politicking. When our event manager Nicole Shoots was recognized for her amazing work planning and executing InfusionCon 2012, she took the opportunity to recognize others who had been instrumental is helping make the event a success. Whenever people talk about how amazingly hard the Built to Last Champion Brett Gilliland worked to develop and preserve the culture, all by his lonesome, he inevitably blushes and deflects the attention away from himself.
And despite the strong personalities, the great talent and ambition, this type of humility is what enables Infusionsoft to be a company full of people who believe in the company vision and work hard not to let their egos infect the culture we all value so much.