Dissecting Trindent’s Values for New Applicants: Perfection with Urgency
Compatibility is key in any type of relationship, including the one you have with your workplace. The more mutual benefits there are between an employer and an employee, the more potential exists for the relationship to be a successful one. Therefore, one important factor that applicants should always evaluate is the values of the company they are hoping to work for.
Alignment on values is important now more than ever. Jobs aren’t about just making money anymore – people want to work it in a way that fulfills them and matches their internal values.
At Trindent, one of our core values is “Perfection with Urgency”, which can be broken down into two parts:
Trindent consultants work predominantly in a client-facing environment, and our deliverables are the product we build for our clients. They are often complex to match the challenges our clients face, so attention to detail is key when creating what goes in front of client teams and project sponsors.
Our consultants operate to avoid lost time and productivity inherent to the “review cycle” caused by too many mistakes. All assumptions, calculations, and data are verified and correct before they can be used or presented, and each consultant is accountable for submitting client-ready work the first time. There is little room for error in our work; mistakes can be costly both in terms of delays caused by reviewing and redoing incorrect work, but also in reputational impact to Trindent. We are asking our clients to trust us to guide them through fundamental changes to their organization, and we cannot lose that trust by making mistakes.
Good consultants must think on their feet, move quickly, pivot as needed, and arrive at solutions in the fastest and most efficient way, because in a successful Trindent engagement, delays are not an option.
Our engagements have a very compact schedule. Our methodology is proven and honed, so we don’t take an excessive amount of our clients’ time and resources when we implement sustainable changes. This means our consultants must move at a higher speed to meet engagement milestones and stay on top of deadlines.
However, we don’t utilize speed for speed’s sake, but because we use the “fail fast” approach. “Fail fast is a philosophy that values extensive testing and incremental development to determine whether an idea has value. An important goal of the philosophy is to cut losses when testing reveals something isn’t working and quickly try something else, a concept known as pivoting.”
The faster we can deduce whether version 1.0 of a deliverable is sufficient, the faster we can get to one of three possible outcomes:
- Version 1.0 is sufficient, go to implementation
- Version 1.0 needs adjustments, go to version 1.1
- Version 1.0 is on the wrong track, pivot to version 2.0
This fail fast methodology allows us to avoid the sunk cost fallacy, where we continue pouring effort and resources into a non-value add deliverable, which only leads to waste and delays. If we discover early that we need to make a pivot, we do so quickly, and we keep the engagement on track.
Trindent’s value of “Perfection with Urgency” illustrates the fast-paced environment we work in, one that will require the best version of your professional self to meet high deliverable standards and short engagement deadlines. Our work is rapid, and its success is built on our consultants’ ability to operate quickly, learn quickly and execute quickly – with perfection.
If you are interested in operating a high level of excellence and speed simultaneously, click here to find out more about the opportunities available at Trindent.