We are one, this is the heart of our organization, call it our collective force – the ITQ-force. We learn from each other and share information. We like to work together on projects for personal growth and apply best practices for our customers.

The ITQ-force is defined by our core values: Passion, Authenticity, Ownership and Quality. Although these core values form our most fundamental compass, it does not yet reflect our culture fully. Therefore, we started to explore our culture more in depth. What makes ITQ unique and fun to work for and how can we describe it?

A few brainstorm-sessions later, fuelled by pizzas, we came up with a story we all relate to. What makes ITQ unique and fun to work for?

Let’s start with our core values:

We are obsessed by it

Passion

We are highly passionate about technology and our field of work. Such obsession has helped us become the very best in our field. It’s our specialists who express this passion and make ITQ what it is, now and in the future. We are proud of our team and what they achieve, and encourage them to push their boundaries and give them the freedom to grow.

We believe in what we say

Authenticity

There aren’t many businesses that say what needs to be said and stand by their beliefs. But for us, we’ve always found this level of honesty creates the strongest relationship with our clients. We’re personal, very reliable, down to earth and fully transparent in all we do. What makes us unique is that we’re an independent VMware partner and we don’t sell hardware or software licenses. This gives us the freedom to remain objective, impartial and give the best advice.

We take responsibility

Ownership

From the beginning to the end of every project, we take responsibility and accountability for what we promise to clients. Our specialists deliver what they say they will, when they say they will. Then, once we’ve completed our project goals, we assess them with the client directly. It’s important we know if something worked or not – making us stronger and more successful.

We deliver excellence

Quality

It would be more accurate to say we over deliver – always going the extra mile for our clients. These are not just words. We truly believe and realize them. We do this through turning the latest knowledge into the best solutions possible. Our specialists share knowledge amongst themselves, actively write blogs and attend seminars and events. Everything to ensure the product we deliver, our service, is the very best it can be.

From all the buzzwords you can use to describe a culture, we feel the strongest connection to the words in our Culture visual:

The inner ring symbolizes the way we interact with each other, how we work together and how we meet for a good conversation. Sometimes in combination with a barbecue or a good glass of wine.

The ITQ-force is strengthened by other cultural themes: Trust & Freedom, Homebase, ITQuality and of course the ITQ-er.

To start with Trust & Freedom: feeling trusted with, and daring to be open and honest to each other leads to a feeling of freedom which makes our cooperation grow stronger.

This is also true for the theme ITQuality. The Q is in our name, so is the will to be distinctive. We are feeling proud when we receive an award and we want to do better every day, be smarter and more efficient.

Also very important and what puts things even closer together is the Homebase feeling. Whether you are working at the office or with a customer, even when you see each other irregularly, an ITQer feels like an ITQer. And feels supported by other ITQers.

ITQers are professional nerds who bring their own unique set of characteristics & qualities, which leads ITQ to a higher level. It is precisely this diversity which makes us a strong collective.

Now we finalize our story with the outer circle. This symbolizes the way we step out as one to our customers and the community and is linked to We are one, the heart of our organization. This circle connects all together and gives us the force to be just as strong and effective on the inside as on the outside.

We are proud to be part of ITQ and we truly feel a sense of belonging!

Would you like to know more on how we proceeded? Ilona has written two blogs about her personal experience with our culture and about how you can describe your company culture in 7 steps.

You can always give Ilona Dinkgreve, our HR manager a call, read more in an exclusive interview with Arjan Bodde and Frank Nijman.

Ilona Dinkgreve HR Manager

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Feel free to contact Ilona to discuss the possibilities while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea.

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