Take the Conscious Culture Pledge

As a Conscious Company, I commit to: As a Conscious Company, I commit to: icon

  1. Putting the team’s health and well-being first.
  2. Keeping standards for execution high, but fair.
  3. Giving feedback frequently, consistently, and candidly.
  4. Treating time with the company as one moment in a thriving career.
  5. Making culture deliberate—and not accidental or afterthought.
  6. Inviting all members of the team to embrace the mentality of a founder—which means giving them the ability to speak up, make decisions, and move forward.
  7. Making work hours count in order to not have to count work hours.
  8. Encouraging personality, fun, self-care, and a personal life—and not treating these as “sacrifices” to the altar of overwork.
  9. Welcoming people of all personalities, backgrounds, beliefs, and philosophies.
  10. Caring deeply about impact—both in what the company does for the world, and what it does for its people.

Why go Conscious? Why go Conscious? icon

  1. Establish a cultural north star that you can begin executing against today.
  2. Separate yourself from the crowd of unconscious cultures.
  3. Leverage your commitment to the pledge as a recruiting asset. Skip steps and avoid common cultural pitfalls that will otherwise be costly.
  4. Skip steps and avoid common cultural pitfalls that will otherwise be costly.

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Does taking the pledge mean our company commits to the whole playbook?

No. The pledge represents alignment with the 10 commitments of a conscious culture. Let your company culture reflect what is uniquely you!

How will conscious.org know if we’re following the commitments?

The pledge is a public commitment. The accountability lies within each company.

What’s Next? What’s Next? icon

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Tell Your Leadership Team

Align your leadership team around The Pledge Principles as something you will all commit to working towards. It does not mean you implement them all day one, but rather use the principles as an aspirational north star.

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Tell Your Employees

Tell your employees about the pledge! We recommend a company announcement followed by a Q&A session with your team where you give everyone a chance to ask questions. The most frequently asked question will likely be around “what next?” It’s important to put together an action plan and emphasize to your team that taking the pledge is just the first step. Take responsibility for not being at your desired end-state today, and explain that the next steps you all take together are what count.

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Get Added to conscious.org

We will soon reach out to the email you provided.

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Plan A Public Announcement

After you get added to conscious.org, we’ll help you coordinate a public announcement as well as amplify your voice on social and press. If you want to start planning in advance, message **alice [at] bolt.com.

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Start the Real Work!

Once you’ve taken the pledge, it’s your responsibility to follow it. We recommend starting small and explaining to your team that this will be a gradual process over time. What matters is that you’re starting the process and making a conscious effort around culture. There is nothing more rewarding than executing consciously. If you do it right, you and your team will find more enjoyment than ever in the workplace, all the while executing better together than ever before.

Learn more about adopting a Conscious Culture → conscious.org.

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After you take the pledge, add the badge to your site and drop us a line so we can add you to the List of Conscious Companies.

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As a Conscious Contributor, I commit to: As a Conscious Contributor, I commit to: icon

  1. Put my health and well-being first. I will not wear “burnout” as a badge of pride.
  2. Keep the standards for my work high.
  3. Give feedback frequently, fairly, and candidly.
  4. Cultivate a life outside of work.
  5. Embrace a Founder’s mentality—meaning I speak up, make decisions, move forward, and take responsibility.
  6. Use my time efficiently, so that others on the team can as well.
  7. Welcome people of all personalities, backgrounds, and beliefs.
  8. Care deeply about what my work does for the company, for the world, and for my colleagues.
  9. Contribute to the constant improvement of our culture.
  10. Caring deeply about impact—both in what the company does for the world, and what it does for its people.

Sign the pledge

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