We often hear members of the business community acknowledge that F&G’s company culture precedes us. Our team members are overheard in elevators being kind to strangers or sharing why F&G is a great place to work. This authentic word-of-mouth is why it’s important to include employees in creating and defining a company’s core values. This allows you to learn what employees value most, then together craft a culture around that.
The grounding of who we are is in our people and the values that they continue to define.
How we built our strong company culture
In 2017, a group of 15 team members recognized the company culture needed attention. They went to leadership and asked, “Can we work on the culture?” Naturally, leadership welcomed the group’s ideas and let them lead the way.
The group worked with a local company to get organized and put in the time and work to accurately capture our culture. Defining the company values included focus groups made up of cross-departmental representatives and open discussions. The group came up with four cultural values that would be more than just words, they would be behaviors.
Those values became our guiding principles.
In 2018, the team rolled out the values by holding half-day sessions that helped team members embrace the values. They also created materials that showcased the values: a Rubik’s cube with the values on each side, culture cards to share recognition to other team members, a table tent to keep at our desks as a reminder of our values, and more.
In 2019, CEO Chris Blunt joined F&G, and the team pitched these values to Chris. He told them, “I believe in these values. Go with it!”
Since then, our core values keep us aligned and able to successfully work towards our mission and vision.
“It’s you that makes our culture. And you have to keep it.”
– Beth Keith, Retired VP of Pricing & Design
A look at F&G’s cultural values
The four cultural values that our team members live every day are collaborative, authentic, dynamic and empowered. This means that we believe in the power of partnerships, encourage innovation and creativity, and enable every person to make an impact by promoting accountability, trust and inclusiveness.
Below are each of our values and the definitions our team members created.
We believe that by embracing these values, we’ll continue to build and strengthen our company while continuing to be a great place to work.
Do these values feel right for you? Find your next opportunity in a values-driven culture.