Decision Making and Judgement
- Use good judgement and make smart decisions regardless of ambiguity.
- When you see an issue: point out the solution, not the problem.
- Avoid band-aids. Find the root cause to the problem.
- Think it out. What can be done now, and what can be improved later.
- Listen before you react.
- If you are unsure about a project or task, ask questions.
- Always follow-up – don’t wait for someone to fail.
- In a conflict, be the better person.
- Be proud of your work.
- Don’t submit low quality work.
- Be consistent with your performance each day, each week, each month.
- Focus on your results, always benchmark against yourself.
- Avoid analysis-paralysis. Overthinking may cost you the opportunity.
- Good and bad results don’t exist, it’s all just data to make better decisions.
- Challenge yourself when warranted.
- Bring new ideas to lift our brand, innovation is rewarded and recognized.
- Stay on the forefront of your profession, take advantage of our professional development.
- Be curious about our market, our customers, and the Koch business.
- You need to care about Koch beyond your role. This will allow you to contribute more.
- Be passionate about your work – passion is contagious.
- Be the expert in your field. Care more about your work than anyone on our team.
- Avoid burning out – take a break when warranted and earned.
- Don’t be afraid to take smart risks.
- If you believe it, say it. No one will hold the truth against you.
- Question your actions. If it goes against our values, goals, and objectives, don’t do it.
- Be honest, clear, and direct.
- If you have an issue with a co-worker, say it to their face, not the manager.
- If you make a mistake, admit it quick – you will be respected for your honesty.
- When it comes to ideas, leave your ego at the door. Good ideas can come from anyone.
- Share your information openly, key-men eventually become bottle-necks.
- Don’t be selfish – your goal is to do what is best for your team, not for yourself.