Our mission is to maximize the value of data for our customers. It has often been said that data is the new currency and there is a lot of truth in that statement. Unfortunately extracting the value of the data and therefore maximizing that currency is often easier said than done. At Narrative we strive to build products that make that value extraction easier for our customers. While the ways we do that will evolve over time there are some core principles that will remain the same.
Everyone working at Narrative needs to be able to quickly act to various business situations. In order for them to do that effectively they need access to all of the expertise and information that exists within the organization, something that is not possible if there is a culture of opacity. We will strive to be transparent in everything we do.
While members of the organization will have different skill sets, personality types, and seniority levels, no one person on the team is better than any other person. We will treat each other with respect, listen to all opinions, and harness the value of a strong collective team. Narrative is a firm believer that diversity within our organization will allow us to make better decisions and thus create a better company.
Many organizations become paralyzed by their inability to make decisions. To quote Aaron Sorkin “every once in a while, there’s a day with an absolute right and an absolute wrong, but those days almost always include body counts.” This same principle holds when running a business. Most decisions don’t have a right and a wrong. In fact most decisions aren’t binary at all. As an organization we should prefer making quick, well informed decisions, implementing those decisions and then course correct as needed. This is almost always preferable to taking a long time to make a decision and still having to course correct afterwards.
At our very core Narrative is a product and technology company. To deliver the best possible product to our customers we need to have our eye on the long term vision while being nimble and evolving with the market. We have adopted GIST to act as our product roadmap methodology.
For more on our implementation of GIST check out “Product Development Process”.