Going To School on the Winners – Culture at Bridgewater

We find these videos about Bridgewater Associates and how it has built it’s culture amazing!

Let’s explore how Bridgewater has developed it’s culture at the below link.  We would encourage you to listen to three or four of the videos found at this link.  Your investment into this subject will take less than 30 minutes.  Invest in yourself and the potential for you and your organization to become its very best.

http://www.bwater.com/home/culture–principles/culture-videos.aspx

What you will find:

“At Bridgewater, our overriding objective is excellence, or more precisely, constant improvement. We believe that producing excellence requires approaching both work and people in a principled way. Above all else, we want to find out what is true and figure out how best to deal with it. We value independent thinking and innovation, recognizing that independent thinking generates disagreement and innovation requires making mistakes.

To foster this thinking and innovation, we maintain an environment of radical openness, even though that honesty can be difficult and uncomfortable. At Bridgewater each individual has the right and the obligation to ensure that what they do and what we do collectively in pursuit of excellence makes sense to them. Everyone is encouraged to be both assertive and open-minded in order to build their understanding and discover their best path. The types of disagreements and mistakes that are typically discouraged elsewhere are expected at Bridgewater because they are the fuel for the learning that helps us maximize the utilization of our potential. It is through this unique culture that we have produced the meaningful work and meaningful relationships that those who work here and our clients have come to expect.

To help communicate what it’s like here, some of the people who work at Bridgewater describe it in the videos below. I am also posting my Principles, which we use, debate and change to agree on how we should be with each other in our pursuit of excellence.”

- Ray Dalio