The culture deck, first made famous by Silicon Valley giant Netflix, is a set of visuals, which outlines the values of the company, defines its missions and objectives.

A visual from Attollo's Culture Deck

A visual from Attollo's Culture Deck

It defines the behaviours and traits expected from a team and is used as a tool to attract, retain and promote the right people.

Employees at Scottish Marine Operator Attollo have created their own culture deck in order to define the company culture, core values and vision.

Led by Asset Operator Billy Simpson, the team at Attollo brainstormed the core values that they wish to uphold in their company, such as trust, transparency and resourcefulness. The deck goes on to set out their company characteristics, including innovation, impact and sustainability.

Attollo is using its culture deck to navigate the changeability of COVID 19 and lockdowns – by focusing on wellness, offering counselling, and ensuring a distinction between work and home life by encouraging ‘log off in lockdown’. Acknowledging that disruption is only accelerating, Attollo believes that the culture deck can help employees manage uncertainty. In Attollo’s case, the deck sets out in a handbook given during onboarding, what they expect from employees to be able to succeed in a new era, and highlights that failure is ok, as long as they’re ‘failing forward’.

Asset Operator at Attollo, Billy Simpson, the employee representative who was instrumental in crafting the deck, said “We have a sports team approach whereby we want to encourage good fits for our company and develop their skills as much as possible. In our industry there isn’t always an easy route forward, but we look for team members who are willing to join our ‘A team’ and carve our future with us. Making the deck public helps to keep us accountable”.

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