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Operating Values

<aside> ▫️ Operating values define how we show up and make decisions at Gitpod. They are an authentic representation of where we are coming from and a guiding compass for where we are going. As we grow, ****how we show up and how we make decisions matures side-by-side.

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Connect, connect, connect

We connect with our customers, each other and ourselves. Our customers’ experience is the reason we exist. Understanding ourselves and others lays the foundation for collective success.

It is

Prerequisite for trust and effectiveness. Authenticity. Active listening. Being in VIEW. Sincere care. Upholding boundaries and agreements.

It is not

Conflict avoidance. Being too agreeable. Caretaking. Fulfilling customer requests without grasping their true needs. Power games, politics, or toxic manipulation.


Students of the game

We learn continuously even when we become masters of the game. We build and grow, always with wonder.

It is

Retaining a beginner’s mind. Learning through experiments. Being awestruck. Submerging into great works. Making decisions with intellect and logic. Cultivating feedback. Finding resilience in setbacks. Challenging assumptions and limiting beliefs.

It is not

Sacrificing focus. Analysis paralysis. Confusing reflection with stagnation. Chasing perfection at a standstill. Ignoring intuitive or creative insights.


Open the drawer

We embrace intensity and transparency. When we are avoidant, we can't evolve. We lean into tension, bringing clarity to messy drawers.

It is

Candor with compassion. Not walking on eggshells. Communicating openly. Facing uncomfortable truths. Encouraging productive debate. Asking tough questions. Acknowledging and addressing bias. Translating chaos into clarity. Going direct. Willingness to disagree and commit.

It is not

Creating unnecessary intensity or drama. Crossing personal boundaries. Dominating others. Disclosing confidential information. Gossiping. Acting like a jerk.