Our brand values are the principles and standards inherent in the work we do every day. They represent a 'code' by which we live and operate. Our values speak to the core purpose and belief of our organization and help deliver our brand promise.
We value exploration — through theory and experimentation. Exploration is where our curiosity begins (and where we have fun). Inherent in exploration is the possibility of failure and our willingness to embrace the idea that risk sets us, and our work, apart.
We value originality — the ability to identify new questions and approach existing problems with a new point of view. Originality is not about audacity without purpose, it is about strategically expanding possibilities in search of something better. It requires the confidence to question the status quo and the freedom to work outside existing conventions.
We value connection — between diverse people, ideas and groups. These connections help us bridge the divide between — and within — disciplines, academia, organizations, communities and global citizens, ensuring our relevance and impact.
We value the step beyond a great idea — the creation of something new and meaningful. Our diversity affords us the ability to create social and economic value, resulting in new ventures, understanding, justice, truth, equity, health, beauty and delight. Ideas start here, but our grit and drive rarely let them end here.
We value the courage required to shape the world as it can be, not accept it as it is. The courage to stand up for ideas we believe to be true in the face of opposition. And the courage to find a job just months after starting school.