Our corporate culture is the single most important way that we can make Nextworld a special part of your life.  It forms the foundation upon which we will build a great company. 

 

Corporate Ideals

Like all businesses, Nextworld constantly faces difficult choices. To provide direction for our decision making, we have defined a clear set of corporate values – the “lofty goals” toward which we strive. We don’t pretend that these ideals are easy to attain.  But in our effort to achieve them, we improve our decision making and more clearly set our priorities.

 

Preserve our corporate culture.  

Our culture is what truly makes us different.  It fosters the fun and rewarding environment which allows us to achieve both our corporate and personal goals.  If we do not preserve our corporate culture, we might as well work somewhere else.  We will measure everything we do against our corporate culture.

Honor God in our conduct.  

We do not promote religion, nor do we encourage indiscreet expressions of religious views. Nevertheless, God provides the ultimate standard of our conduct.    

Achieve total customer satisfaction.  

Our goal is to partner with our customers for the long term.  We will constantly over deliver so our customers will be delighted and provide excellent references for Nextworld.  Our aim is to create happy customers that they cannot keep their satisfaction to themselves.

Grow at a sustainable rate.

Introduction of new technologies, and economic fluctuations can all affect Nextworld’s success.  It is in our company’s best interest to grow at a rate that we can sustain even under less favorable market conditions.

Aspire to quality and excellence in everything we do.

Nextworld endeavors to do it right the first time.  In these days of rushed decision making and hurried product development, we are determined to avoid sacrificing quality for short-term expediency.

Make a fair profit.  

Nextworld is not, and never will be, a greedy company. But we must make a fair profit to ensure the stability of the company, to provide leading edge development, and to fund our growth.  Losing money, for whatever reason, is the antithesis of everything we strive for.  

Care for employees, our most valuable asset.  

We encourage intelligent, industrious people who cherish integrity and believe in the same business ideals as Nextworld to join and stay with our company.  We offer our employees a peaceful, harmonious work environment where everyone can achieve their greatest potential. 

 

 

Fun and Rewarding Work Environment

A peaceful work environment is an important part of our long-term strategy.  It is one of the keys to reducing turnover and ensuring long-term productivity.  Ideally, our employees will work in an environment that is fun, low-key, comfortable, and simultaneously professional, productive, and extremely hard working.  Nextworld’s work environment is a direct result of our efforts to manage job-related stress.

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Impeccable character.  Dishonesty is extremely stressful and hinders productivity.  Honesty is peaceful. We should be honest in everything we do.  But above all, we must be honest with ourselves – admit mistakes, accept failure, and work hard to prevent recurring errors.  Good character, strong ethics, and high moral standards make for a quality work environment – and a good night’s sleep.

Believing in one another.  Many of us have already been through a lot together.  We share a common vision.  When things get tough – and they often do – we confidently focus on a positive outcome.  We believe in Nextworld and we believe in one another.  Nextworld is a great place to work but it asks for one big thing from every employee – your heart.  If your heart is not in Nextworld, you shouldn’t be working here.

 

Realistic expectations.  Over the years, we’ve learned that the surest way to failure is to create unrealistic expectations.  Once an unrealistic expectation has been set, it is almost impossible to succeed.  In our desire to impress others, we will avoid the tendency to say “yes” too quickly. 

Work ethic.  It's been said that a person’s success is 85%  attitude and 15% ability.  Nothing reflects a good attitude more than willingness to work hard. Nextworld asks that every employee provide a solid, honest day’s work – every day.  

Long-term outlook.  Nextworld is a patient company, and that patience will be prevalent in all of our operations.  We place a higher priority on long-term success than the short term gains.  We intend to be in business 30 years from now, by focusing on business fundamentals.  

It’s not enough to want to make the world a better place. You have to go out and do it. The genius is in the doing.
— Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor of the University of Denver
 

Tolerance and Forgiveness 

Our differences require that we be tolerant and considerate in accepting one another’s personality traits and shortcomings.  Our accepting culture and entrepreneurial tendencies also demand forgiveness.  Nextworld is a company of judicious risk takers.  We are not careless gamblers, but we do take chances.  Because occasional failure is inevitable in risk taking, we have learned to be tolerant and forgiving.  Occasional failure is the small price we pay for greatness.  As Albert Einstein said, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."  

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The grass is greener HERE.  Nextworld employees are crucial to our success.  We avoid turnover by offering competitive benefits and salaries, and providing a comfortable, professional work environment so employees can develop to their greatest potential.  Because of this, we hope that no employee ever finds a reason to leave Nextworld.  Low employee turnover is a key to our success.  We hope to retain our employees because they are truly satisfied and they believe that they work on the greener side of the fence.

The flat pyramid and teamwork.  Nextworld has a very horizontal organizational hierarchy. The day-to-day distinction between leaders and teammates is enviably small.  Some of the highest paid people in the company can be seen with their sleeves rolled up – serving a client, making a sales call, or developing software.  In this respect, we can be compared to a law firm or medical practice– a professional organization in which your career advancement is measured not in the number of ladder rungs you have climbed, but your professional contribution.   

Leaders.  A leader must build upon and nurture the Nextworld corporate culture, provide a clear vision of the business goals, foster a strategy to establish priorities, determine a role for each team member, and see to it that the right job gets done right the first time.  Our company’s leaders must constantly monitor themselves because good management reduces stress in the work environment.  A good leader is a servant to the team, facilitating their work by clearing away distractions and obstacles, functioning as a cheerleader, coach, teacher, and mentor. 

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Hire good people, point them in the right direction, and get the hell out of the way.
— Arno Penzias, Nobel Prize-winning Vice President of Research and Development at Bell Laboratories