Part three of a five-part series on strengthening Canada’s blockchain ecosystem
When experienced tech start-up executive Kirsten Paquette first met with Brane’s leadership team, she noticed something unique about their collective communication style: everyone was allowed to finish their sentences.
“At first glance, it might not seem like a big deal. But having professionally grown up in entrepreneurial environments, I know how difficult it can be for people to have their voices heard,” she explains. “It’s not that everyone here agrees – it’s that our culture allows each team member to share information in a way that results in really well-thought-out solutions.”
Independent thought is appreciated, encouraged and expected from every single person, she says, describing Brane’s culture. “I can’t use the word ‘trust’ enough. We work to ensure that each team member feels consistently valued and challenged. Recognizing everyone’s individual currency helps our leadership create programs that speak to each team member, so each person feels they’re doing meaningful work.”