Life here at D&B has never been betterWe are at a transformational moment in our company journey, and we’re so excited about it. Each day, we are taking steps to transform our culture into one that activates our people’s very best work. We are exploring what needs to change to accelerate creativity and innovation. We are challenging ourselves to think differently about how we interact. Basically, we are re-writing the rules of our own engagement.
Performance & Process
Our New (and Unusual!) Core Values
Our values aren't just words on a wall; they're actually the bedrock of our culture and truly shape the way we interact with one another and how we approach our work. They reflect a company that puts relationships first. Our global family is:
Data Inspired: We're passionate about the power of data. It's at the heart of everything we do.
Relentlessly Curious: We embrace the change in the world around us. We know it brings new problems to solve, new things to learn and new ways to grow.
Inherently Generous: We succeed by helping others succeed. We openly share our time and talent, and we confidently welcome the help of others.
Building a forward-leaning culture where people come first:
Now, more than ever, we're focused on building a strong and supportive culture where people feel empowered, aren't afraid to fail, bring their true selves to work, and take time to recover when needed. A few examples:
We eliminated layers and flattened the structure of our organization so that our leaders are approachable and more in tune with our people.
Our 'Sustainable High Performance' program offers resources and support to our employees in 4 key areas to support personal growth: movement, mindset, nutrition and recovery.
Dress For Your Day: We evolved our approach to our dress policy. We wear what makes sense for our day.
No performance reviews and streamlined process
In the spirit of getting lean and agile, we've either eliminated or re-engineered ways of working to unleash our full potential, innovation and speed.
Performance Reviews: We don't have any anymore! We eliminated traditional performance reviews in favor of a more continuous dialogue between team members and their managers.
Just Enough Process: We've gained efficiencies after implementing 'just enough process' to get a job off the ground. The results are refreshing and liberating.
Our Agile Transformation: We are transitioning more of our teams toward iterative and Lean-Agile methods.
Our Office Environment:Step inside our offices and you’ll see that we’re modernizing our work spaces to reflect our evolving culture. Literally, we’re knocking down walls, letting in light, and dialing up the color. Our people have more places to huddle and meet, eat and celebrate, or take time to think. It’s bringing life at Dun & Bradstreet to a whole new level.
Our People on Life@D&B:
Daniel Yamoah Strategic Relationship Manager
“We have such a modern culture. So many things are set up to help you succeed at work, as well as in your personal life. For example, we’ve launched a program called Sustainable High Performance designed to help you improve in your nutrition, your recovery, your mindset, and your movement and exercise. I find when I go home, I’m not exhausted from a day’s work and actually feel pretty good!”
Simi Bains High Risk & Fraud Insight Leader
“I like the fact that D&B encourages all of us not just to focus on the day-to-day, but what we do outside of work, too. As an example, recently a team of 10 of us at D&B fulfilled a personal ambition to complete the ‘3 peaks challenge’ – climbing the 3 highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland. We got a lot of support and encouragement from our colleagues who sponsored us for the event.”
Karen Elliott Director of Engineering
“If you bring your all, it is a really fun place to work! I came here 4 years ago and kept thinking, well next week will be quieter. I’m starting to realize it’s just not going to happen. It’s simply that it’s going to change. It’s not that we are undecided, it’s that we are ambitious and very interested in doing new things. So as soon as things seem to calm down, you get 10 minutes of calm and it’s on to the next big thing.”
Deniz Olcay Product Marketing Manager
“In terms of management style, I think it’s a very hands-off style here. You still get that one-on-one time with your manager, but it’s really upon you to make that initiation and to set that agenda. There is a role that trust plays in that relationship too – your manager trusts you to come to him or her when you need support. We’re all adults here so I think that just promotes a better and healthier work style.”