Valued Behaviors

We believe a company’s actual values are shown by whom they hire, reward or let go. Below are the specific behaviors and skills we care about most. If these values describe you, and the people you want to work with, you’re likely to thrive at ASSC.


It’s easy to talk about valued behaviors; it’s harder to live them. In describing courage, we say, “You question colleagues' actions inconsistent with these behaviors.” We all work to keep each other accountable for living up to these standards, especially our leaders.


  • You exhibit and are known for candor and transparency
  • You only say things about colleagues that you are willing to share with them
  • You admit mistakes openly and share learnings widely
  • You always share relevant information internally, even when uncomfortable
  • You act with good intent and trust your colleagues to do the same


  • You make wise decisions despite ambiguity
  • You use data to inform your intuition and choices
  • You look beyond symptoms to identify the root cause
  • You spend our ASSC’s & our clients’ money wisely
  • You make decisions mostly based on their long term, rather than near term, impact


  • You seek what is best for ASSC, not yourself or your team
  • You are humble and open-minded about others’ great ideas
  • You make time to help colleagues across ASSC succeed
  • You debate ideas openly, and help implement whatever decision is made even when you disagree


  • You make tough decisions without agonizing or long delay
  • You take informed risks and are open to possible failure
  • You question colleagues’ actions inconsistent with these behaviors
  • You are willing to be vulnerable, in search of truth and connection
  • You give and take feedback to and from colleagues at any level


  • You make listening your first form of communication
  • You are calm in stressful situations
  • Your communications are clear, concise and coherent
  • You adapt your communication style so you can work effectively with different people


  • You work well with people of different backgrounds, identities, values and cultures
  • You are excited to help build diverse teams where everyone feels welcomed and respected
  • You recognize we all have biases and work to counteract them
  • You act if someone is marginalizing a colleague
  • You treat both internal and external customers with respect regardless of their position


  • You care deeply about ASSC’s success
  • You inspire others with your drive for excellence
  • You are excited about your work
  • You are proud to wear the ASSC brand
  • You are tenacious and optimistic


  • You develop new ideas that prove impactful
  • You look for every opportunity to reduce complexity and keep things simple
  • You challenge prevailing assumptions, and suggest better approaches
  • You are flexible and thrive in a constantly evolving organization


  • You learn rapidly and eagerly
  • You seek alternate perspectives to improve your ideas
  • You see patterns and connections that other people miss
  • You seek to understand the clients ever changing needs