Every other Friday at 3pm everyone at Skira knows where to be - it's time for Skira Demos. During at least one hour anyone gets to present all the extraordinary things that has happened during the last sprint. It doesn't matter which department you belong to - we're all in the same team and we wish to celebrate both successes and fails together. Transparency is not only a core value delivered to our customers - it's a core value for the entire company.
FedEx Day is a really important feature at Skira. The FedEx Day concept was created by Atlassian and popularized by Daniel Pink in his book "Drive". The idea is that all developers get a chance to work on anything they want for 24 hours and deliver it overnight (hence the name).
We believe company growth not to be possible without personal growth. This is why we use OKRs, Objectives and Key Results, as a framework for defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes. The concept, generally attributed to former Intel CEO Andy Grove, is widely used at companies such as Google, Twitter and Uber. The entire company is dedicated to the framework and, following our strive for transparency, your personal OKRs are internally visible for everyone and closely connected to company goals and vision.
Genuine value - enabled by tech
"When we started the company, we said that we wanted to help farmers bring better food to more people through technology. Along the way, we realised the huge potential in optimising resource distribution. With our technology, we can increase both transparency and efficiency; basically reinventing how food is traded - so that the next generation of producers may continue doing this invaluable contribution."
Joel Glemne CTO & founder
It’s extremely hard to know exactly how things should be, not even our customers know this - so how could we?
Iteration is your friend in the land of uncertainty.
Be humble and see the beauty in learning from others. Cherish every opportunity to work with people that are more experienced or have more knowledge than yourself.
We can’t grow without feedback. Assume everyone at Skira is attractive, intelligent, hard-working and well-meaning. With that in mind, your direct and constructive feedback will probably be greeted with open arms.
Questions should be driven by genuine curiosity and not for controlling; we need to understand. Without understanding, bad decisions will be made.
All victories and failures are worthy of celebration. While striving towards mastery, you should celebrate each and every trial to succeed.