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Principles

Learn more about BrainStore principles.

These thirteen principles have evolved over the years. Let us know what you think!

Get. It. Done.

We focus on getting things done. We focus on what is most relevant. We joyfully ignore what's not relevant and distracting.

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Simplicity

We visualize work, progress, and results. We treasure clear thinking and comprehensive language.

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Amass - Discover - Decide

We start with collecting information with quantitative goals - we extract what looks most promising - and decide which avenues to pursue.

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Broadly accepted content - polarizing content

We search for, and treasure broadly accepted ideas and strongly polarizing ideas.

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Curiosity and experiments

We are highly attracted to environments of uncertainty. We like to move out of our comfort zone. We love to experiment and improve our skills. We ask questions and don't guess. We know that we don't know.

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Creating a framework for good cooperation

We work hard - we play hard. We know how important soft factors are to change work. Great ideas happen when fear is absent. Change and innovation need space and a playful approach. We celebrate failure and celebrate success. Both are very unusual for the Swiss.

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Diversity and inclusion

In everything we do, we want to integrate humans with multiple viewpoints. We know that the integration of multiple viewpoints and opinions is key to successful change work. And we work hard to get all the stakeholder's buy-in. We are sensitive to cultural differences.

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Clearly defined roles

We define roles with clear responsibilities. We only work on projects we want to work on. And we only work with customers and participants who want to be part of the change adventure.

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Code of Conduct and Purpose

Working with ad hoc teams means agreeing on collaboration standards and pursuing a uniting purpose.

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Work in Cycles

Before we start to work, we develop a good briefing with a set deadline, set resources, and a clear minimal scope. Though we keep the big picture in mind, we work in digestible cycles inspired by agile working principles.

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Ongoing improvement

We strive for simplicity and scalability. This allows us to focus on people and content. We try not to repeat ourselves and respect the D.R.Y principles (don't repeat yourself).

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Transparency

Fast processing and full transparency. No politics. No games. We wholeheartedly share insights, know-how, and findings. We ask questions, also the unpleasant ones.

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Skin in the game

We don't mind rolling our sleeves up and getting our hands dirty. We have skin in the game, and as co-entrepreneurs of our customers take personal risks, that's why we apply the Pay-What-You-Wish principle.

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