Community Guidelines

Community guidelines are meant to establish clear expectations so everyone has a common understanding of how they will be treated and should treat others. They bring to life our mission, vision, and values with concrete behaviors and actions expected at all levels of the firm. By upholding our community guidelines, we create an environment — one that benefits from our different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences — that allows everyone to thrive.

  1. Everyone at Hatcher, including leaders at all levels, should strive to be as transparent as possible and share relevant information in a timely manner.
  2. You are part of a team; your work is part of the whole team’s work. Everyone’s piece of the puzzle is valuable — there is no such thing as a small task. Strive to do your best work every time to make the whole project better.
  3. Create a culture of growth, learning, and development. Encourage staff members to engage in professional development and help them discover their strengths and opportunities for improvement. Foster collaboration: Share your knowledge and expertise; we can learn a lot from each other.
  4. Strive to take risks and hone new skills. Create an environment that encourages your peers to do the same and support them.
  5. View mistakes as opportunities. Respond to your own and others’ mistakes with grace and empathy. Focus on finding a solution.
  6. Give feedback that is honest, timely, specific, and empathetic. We believe clarity is kindness. Be open to receiving feedback and listening to your peers, supervisors, those you manage, and other members of the Hatcher team.
  7. Take care of your physical and mental health. Check in on the well-being of your colleagues and encourage them to prioritize wellness.
  8. Be mindful that the impact of your words and actions is more important than the intention behind them. You are responsible for your words and actions.
  9. Work toward embodying anti-racism. Do your part to identify and eliminate racism by educating yourself and changing organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes.
  10. Identify and challenge covert and overt discrimination and harassment, whether it happens in the office, in client work, or in interactions with colleagues. If your behavior is identified and/or challenged, try not to be defensive; listen and reflect.
  11. Respect others’ sexuality, gender identity, and presentation. If someone shares their pronouns with you, use them.
  12. Make space for those who aren’t usually heard and take the necessary steps to invite them in. Create an environment where they are heard and valued, not just present.

Let’s do something great.