I realized the other day that our office is like a Big Bang Theory episode.
Every day I come home chuckling about some hilarious scenario that presented itself and how we all reacted/overreacted/interacted with each other.
We have the entire cast covered, from Penny, to Sheldon, to Raj and Emily among others. Yup, I know we aren’t supposed to talk about this kind of thing.
But at NDAX we do.
And it makes us great.
The kids stop by from time to time and are embraced by the different cultural backgrounds. The different homemade foods that come through are incredible, we even have multi-ethnic barbeques.
Add to that, 50% of our founding team is female which keeps our team balanced in terms of collaboration, attention to detail and getting things done.
All of these perspectives allows our team to reach deeper into our marketing base, produce a higher quality product and grow as people.
We even go as far to talk about the differences between our cultures, the good and the bad. Since working at NDAX I’ve noticed things that I typically wouldn’t have noticed about my own culture and have different perceptions in my personal life. Plus, I’ve been introduced to so many incredible ethnic foods I would not have otherwise heard of, even picked up a word or two in Arabic and Russian. Talk about #winning!
At a Calgary Tech event I ran into someone who worked for the United Nations and specialized in cultural, ethnic and gender diversity. She was rolling her eyes at some of the comments about how difficult it was to find women and minorities in Tech to employ. She believes this is a systemic issue of individuals themselves – that one needs to try very much to go outside their ‘box’ or comfort zone to sometime find people. In fact, it was more a general comment about the person themself than a problem with Tech or the geographic location itself.
I had a bit of a giggle because my workplace came to mind and I started telling her about how NDAX was the exact opposite. She was thrilled to hear it. I discussed her how open we were about exploring each other’s cultures and the openness in our workplace regarding the stereotypes and differences. It was her belief that this was extremely healthy behaviour and that NOT talking about the differences led to issues, miscommunication and fear. She told us to keep up the good work, that we are definitely doing something right.
So the next time you give NDAX a call, know that there is someone here who understands, respects and accepts you – no matter your gender or ethnicity. We boast a female cryptocurrency user base of significantly higher than the average and ethnicities of all kinds all over Canada.
We embody the best of Canadian culture.