Values and Our Business – (Hover over the images to find out more)
TRUST is our foundation.
SUCCESS is our focus.
The platform on which truth is built is genuine honesty. A passion for honesty again often comes from seeing the consequences of dis-honesty, and the damage it can cause to individuals and to a business. 80/37 Solutions only asks the people it integrates with to make the right decision for the honest reason. Be honest with yourself. Give honest feedback, even if it is difficult to give. Do not act because it will benefit yourself to the detriment of someone else. Take account for your success and your mistakes in equal measure. These measures will ensure a healthy and consistent life and workplace for all who practice this value
Throughout his upbringing, Barry was taught to respect all people. Be polite, courteous and consistent. With that practice he learnt that with that respect given, you should always expect an equal respect in return. This rule in thumb should be applied to all involved with 80/37 Solutions
For Barry, growing up in an environment such as Belfast in 80s & 90s was an eye opening example of how a lack of understanding can lead to the collapse of any type of culture – be it a family, friends, an Organisation or indeed in this case, a nation. This environment highlighted that there is always more than one way of looking at any given situation, and that by simply showing a willingness to understand another persons point of view – can go a long way to enhancing the above Values. As a business we commit to understanding and educating ourselves on all aspects of any given scenario – before committing to any decision.
Born in 1980, it took to the age of 37, before Barry believed his own self awareness was… engaged, properly! Barry felt privileged to have the time to fully appreciate the necessity of emotional Intelligence following a series of very challenging events. Though these events led to the 80/37 Family coming together, these events were neither fun nor welcomed. But they happened, and they came with welcomed learnings . As a result Barry, already an avid thinker, embraced the concept of learning as much about himself as he could.
“I did this so I could better understand my own decision making process, how I interact with other people and how I can best use this knowledge to improve myself in and out of the workplace.”
At 80/37 we will always seek to embrace the improvement of self awareness in everyone who interacts with our business, we will actively encourage and support all our stakeholders and the pursuit of growth through a heightened emotional intelligence.
Living a life that ensures you acknowledge the positives & the challenges that yourself and other people have potentially faced and come out the other side of should endear you to be thankful for what you have – and what you still hope to achieve. By having the humility to use your own mistakes & what you have learnt along the way for the positive – through taking a moment to reflect on your own worth or by using your learnings to help other people improve – will create a positive organisation that will bring people together.
Keeping things simple really is….simple – and effective. By removing complexities from a business, be it through a more streamlined product offering that means you are not spreading people too thin or by stripping out layers of management that only makes communication overly complex, keeping things simple really sets everyone in the business up on the road to success.
Nothing ever changes for the better by continuously standing still. The most unique ideas come from unique people. People who are not afraid to speak their mind and be themselves. With uniqueness comes innovation – and innovation is the key to maintaining an encouraging a positive successful organisation.
If the starting point for success is simplicity, the foundation is built on strong communication and is the most simple thing to get right. Its also the easiest thing to get wrong. Communication is something that done right can improve every function of a business, get it wrong and it can cost a business indefinitely. Having clearly structured lines of communication – that are designed so that we create an environment of equality where everyone feels they have a voice that matters is key to the culture of 80/37 Solutions. We commit to embrace and constantly review our communication systems ensuring they are of the highest standards.
No one person has all the answers. Collaboration is key to success in any business. We all bring different skills to different scenarios. Together, this gathered knowledge and skill set will ensure that goals are met. From a different slant, we like to collaborate with our customers, then make recommendations. Our customers know their industry and business better than anyone. Thus working with them rather than telling them how to work is the approach we take.
Before university, Barry often tells of how his grandad give him one bit of advice – educate yourself, never stop trying to learn. What ever organisation or role, that advice stuck, and forms Barry’s passion for learning something new, everyday. Which is why it is the minimum challenge that is set to all our stakeholders, be it internal or external to 80/37 Solutions. Education. Embrace learning – new ways, old ways or just different ways. They all have their place in driving a successful environment.
How our team works best, is when we have a tried and tested structure to follow. In business we believe it provides a path which can chart our road to success. Ensure that path is both flexible to embrace diversity & change, but rigid enough to keep going in the right direction. Structure is not something that comes natural to everyone, but given some attention, we are positive it can improve any outcome for the better.
Everything we do at 80/37 is objective driven. Smart objectives are one of the first thing learnt in the world of work, and one of the most simple rules that can stick if you keep it in practice. But do not pay this rule a misjustice because of its simplicity. The amount of times we see this rule poorly implemented outweighs the time to give it correct attention. At 80/37 we give the correct attention to this simple structure to ensure we provide unique detailed objectives, that if communicated and followed correctly will guarantee visibility and clarity of the desired outcome & success of any project.