e-Zest is an entrepreneurial company that empowers its team members by giving them space to take ownership and explore. We strive to bring back the joy of creativity and creation in everyone’s life.
Joy is our central theme. We understand that real joy comes from using our talents to create value for others and ourselves. Joy is not just a theme or buzz word for us, we use it as the cornerstone of all our relationships and how we do business.
We believe in steadily challenging ourselves and growing in all dimensions including business as well as personal. We value individuals and relationships over business goals. Our Empowering Vision includes the following:
- Empowerment and Trust:The leadership at e-Zest works to empower team members to produce exceptional results and value for the clients. We understand that empowering entails an inherent trust in the abilities and focus of all members.
- Deep Cohesive Culture:Our culture is not about what is written on paper or about what some selected few feel. We work to create a cohesive culture that runs deep down and wide in the organization.
- Innovation and Creativity:e-Zest is founded on the basis of innovation and risk. We will be entrepreneurial in our approach to client engagement as well as other areas. e-Zest will support internal entrepreneurial initiative whether it be a small component development or an idea for a full-fledged product. We go significantly beyond the “billing” culture and engage deeply with clients to bring new ideas that add value to them and their products.
- Being One – Integrity:We stand for being consistent in all our interactions. We encourage our employees to be consistent and aligned with their true self and be equally passionate about other areas of their life whether it be family life, creativity, sports or community service.
Our Core Values
Values are the core principles we apply to all our interactions and they help us place importance on the right areas, regardless of the immediate opportunities or pressures.
Values are not defined in isolation, they have to be co-created and adopted by the broad team. When someone is in alignment with the values he/she is said to be culturally aligned to the organization.
Besides the basic competency level of technical skills needed, what really differentiates a better or more successful team member is their alignment, practice and propagation of the core values. Our core values are:
Ownership is all about taking responsibility. Ownership is about taking the initiative to solve problems and act like e-Zest is your own business. For an owner no task is small or big, no task is below or above their status. No task is someone else’s problem.
Owners think in service as well as business terms. They spend money carefully, they invest time in development tasks and they communicate their opinion on matters of the organization.
Ownership is the concept that enables self-empowered and self-managed teams. If you don’t want a boss – act like an owner.
Outward success may come in steps but there has to be a continuous journey for it with learning as a key ingredient. Our education cannot end with college as the business world is constantly evolving requiring us to constantly learn new things, not just technically but also in the overall personal effectiveness sense.
Learning cannot happen if we sit back and expect that the company or anyone else will take responsibility and send us to different classes and certifications. Learning is not only about taking classes, it is a constant process of curiosity and engagement.
But I am a developer – not an inventor is what you may be thinking. When we talk about innovation, it is not just the breakthrough innovations that matter. It is small incremental improvements that also need innovative thinking and help us succeed.
Innovative thinking is not restricted to any position or title and surely not a limited domain of managers and leaders. Innovative thinking should be pervasive in e-Zest from housekeeping to the Directors and from development to accounting.
What is the end value created by our work is the most important preoccupation we as the organization have and want our associates to have.
Value Creation is not just a core value at e-Zest it is also a sure fire way to growth and success. It is a guide that helps our actions and interactions in our job and creates wealth and growth for the clients and us.
Many a times we say to ourselves – I will be creative at work but practically speaking does it make sense to be different at work than any other sphere of life.
Living life fully and with zest is a critical value at e-Zest (it’s even in our name). If one is lazy on weekends and does not engage in life through family, friends, and hobbies, they are likely to bring less than their best even to work.
People who are passionate about life are able to do a lot more in life with the same amount of time and hence for them ‘I don’t have time’ is never an excuse – they create time for life for what is important
And finally and perhaps most importantly, No Rules
Yes, you can do anything you want so long at is it not illegal, unprofessional or outright stupid. So I won’t get fired for listening to music at work or surfing social networking sites? Absolutely not. We are not concerned with how you spend your every minute at work. What we want you to be concerned about is the value you create for the client, the organization and yourself.
Rules create a culture where rules become a crutch and people stop applying their creativity. We would rather that we have people who take self-responsibility and make their own rules and guidelines aligned with the values of the company.
In the end, we understand that it is our collective and individual value creation that is going to matter. So join us and have a zestful career at e-Zest.