Grit is Stamina. Grit is not about being the smartest person in the room – it’s about having more passion and perseverance to stay the course. When the going gets tough, the gritty keep going. Grit is the #1 factor in success. “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare,” according to Angela Duckworth’s best-selling book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. We agree. Watch her Ted Talk here.
How we implement this at HighRadius
We hire for grittiness
For every role, we define the top 3 traits that we are looking for in our ideal candidate. Grit tends to find a place in most roles among the top 3. We build questions that draw upon life experiences that demonstrate grittiness. Think of us like a professional sports team of mental athletes – we must have an innate passion about what we’re doing and the perseverance to push through the toughest moments. And we need to keep the stamina going to laugh and celebrate wins along the way!
Grit is a lifestyle, not a fad
Work-life balance is an overhyped perk. Work-life balance is a psychological scale that tips constantly based on your personal life and career goals. Instead we believe in work-life choices. Your career success is a result of the work that you put into it. Gritty people will achieve more based on their undying commitment (passion) and resilience (perseverance). We reward grit and potential over smarts and flair. There is room for everyone to make an impact at HighRadius, so what choices will you make about your work life?