The idea of a mission statement was quite known to us—it identifies the scope of the company’s operations, should explain what kind of products or services it provides, and what values it adheres to.
Alright. But do we really need a mission for our company written down? - We asked ourselves for a while. And I believe that we’re not an exception here. Sorry for the spoiler, but the final answer to this question is YES, WE DO. And I will explain to you why (and some of the how’s).
For eight years now, me and Bartosz, my business partner and Monterail’s co-founder, have been running this software development company. It made us tick. Every part of it was just fascinating.
We were closing deals, hiring people, building our network. We liked it and people who have worked with us could feel it.
Bartosz told me once, that he believes we were doing well because delivering great products to the market is extremely fulfilling. That it is what truly drives him and, as he believed, the whole team.
I, on the other hand, thought that delivering software, great as it is, is not the only reason for our well-being. That is true: we are thrilled to have clients to whom we are a reliable technology partner. Who delivers, meets deadlines, and provides quality. But what is in it for us and for the world? I ended up with a word “meaningful”.
Delivering software is one thing, but delivering meaningful software really IS a reason for the greatest fulfilment in all we do.
And so it became our mission. Our WHY.
And defining this WHY matters not only to me and Bartosz:
"It gives a sense of purpose, a reason why we come to work every day."Szymon Korzeniowski Head of Front-end
All in all, meaningful software is:
Furthermore, meaningful software gives meaning to:
It helps us think about Monterail as something more than a software development company. Our mission stands for something bigger than that and shows our impact on the world.
Some of the meaningful projects in our portfolio are:
And we keep the ball rolling.