Our two-year-old scale-up has evolved and continues to go from strength to strength. The talented individuals with us on this journey have come together and created a winning formula for Markaaz’s success and what makes our DNA unique. Our core values keep propelling us forward to profoundly impact the SMB community and, ultimately, the societies we live in and our economies.
Our core values are far from traditional. At Markaaz, we will not blabber about work-life balance or social life. Starting at the very top, we are all about our singular quest. A quest that there is something way bigger than us and that we are humbled to serve and be part of such a purpose. Our values don’t revolve around egos; our values enable the team as a whole and will allow us to move forward quickly and together. We all know that we are only as strong as the sum of all of us.
To use a sports analogy, we are rowers in a time trial.
Our core values emphasize looking out for one another. We are focused on EQ and empathy. We spend a lot of time understanding where each of us is coming from, all voices and good ideas are welcome and equally important, what baggage we bring in (good and bad) and how we can help each other succeed but also heal from past triggers that we no longer need.
Trust – in simple words, trust is the ability to fully let your guard down and be your authentic self and the belief that the person in front of you has your best interests and the best interests of Markaaz at heart. Trust is critical for everyone in all relationships in life to feel fully and wholly, express purely and deliver generously. Without trust in relationships, many would say we miss out on the essence of life.
Authenticity – authenticity goes hand in hand with that. During our lifetime, we build up shields, walls that protect us from whatever might harm us or how we have processed our life experiences. While these walls are invisible, they reach far and go deep.
At Markaaz, we work on breaking these walls down personally and with kindness and compassion, helping each other realize we don’t need them, so our relationships can be deeper and more open, allowing us to move forward quickly. Knowing that on our best days, we can light up an entire team, and on our worst days, some colleagues keep us from falling further or help us get back up. Trust and authenticity fuel each other.
Loyalty – building on that. There are inevitably excellent and bad times if you are doing audacious things. Stuff gets tough before it becomes incredible. Nothing worth having comes easy. At Markaaz, we value loyalty very highly, as it makes the difference between a resilient team and one that shuts down at the first or second hurdle. Loyalty is the glue that binds us.
Determination – Along with loyalty comes resolution. After all, we’re talking about leaders driving a quest. Intrinsic motivation is one of humans’ most valuable resources (and you can’t buy it). Some of us are curious, willing to go the extra mile, and take risks. If you are one of these people, we want you! If you are not ready to challenge the status quo or conquer what’s next as part of a team of like-minded individuals, this is probably not for you.
Do good – lastly, we look out for good people. People who care about their impact on the world, our environment, society, the economy, and the communities we live in, and who are passionate about SMBs. Our leaders are ‘Givers’; they have their hearts in the right place and are constantly challenging themselves and all of us to create a legacy. They will always look out for you throughout the journey; for this to work mutually, you must feel the same way. Because this is truly a “one plus one equals three’ relationship.
At Markaaz, we live our passion. Do you?
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