The key to success for any venture is to have a set of goals and some values with which to achieve them. These values define the organisation and underlines the way it functions. Stones2Milestones is no different in this regard. We are unique in how we apply our core values in our daily functions.
We are One
Jagruti Gala, our Creative Director begins every meeting with the question, “How is everyone feeling today?” – a question that urges each person to look inside themselves and reflect upon their thoughts. This exercise not only helps us face our true feelings but also helps us connect with one another at a deeper level. We extend unconditional acceptance towards each individual connected with our large family– be it funder, employee, customer, or a well-wisher is a member of our large family. We share joys and sorrows and support with each other. We have compassionate conversations honestly sharing our feelings, needs and deep truth and this is our highest offering of love. WE ARE FAMILY. “For me, personally, it is this value which is our USP. It sets us apart from other organisations,” says Raseel Arunkant, Head of Wellbeing, “This creates that enigmatic pull that people experience the first time they come in contact with us.”
We make Big Impact
We are here to make widespread change in ways that make a positive impact on the future of humankind. We hold this at the centre of our heart and do not rest as we have miles to walk before we sleep. WE ASPIRE SCALE. “Impact at scale is what will truly help materialise our dream of creating a nation of readers,” says Nikhil Saraf, Head of Marketing and Technology.
We Find Joy in Working
“I really cherish how much we care about people choosing what they love to do and so it’s a right fit. Right fit is Full Joy!” says Jagruti. We choose what we love. We intentionally welcome people to define their roles and contribution, which comes from their best. We engage in open conversations to continuously ensure each person feels joyful about what they do. We transmit this joy of working into the larger world so that more and more people want to be a part of our mission. Anmol says it is the joy he finds in his work that binds him to the organisation. Kavish, CEO/Founder says “Every member of S2M must love what they do. Everything else will be taken care of.” He wants S2M to be the best place to work, while delivering the promise to strive for our mission.
We Make It Happen
Swati Rohatgi, Relationship Manager says, “We believe that to achieve success, failures are essential. It is our ability to deal with these failures which determine the outcome of the endeavour that we undertake.” We face fair weather and storms with our focus on our goal. Nothing deters us from our mission. This steadfastness helps us to solve all problems, overcome obstacles and continuously find new ways of doing our job well. WE ARE PERSISTENT. Amit Agarwal, Operations F&A excellence says, “Seeing the thoughts getting implemented on ground and creating a difference in the lives of so many is what reinstates the importance of these values.”
We Live up to Our Promise
“The openness and honesty with which we function not only elicits confidence from our clients but builds our own confidence in our daily activities,” says Menaka Warrier. We always aspire to live up to our highest values. We are transparent and upfront in our processes. Our customers and partners can rely on us to be fair, responsible, honest and deliver what we promise. WE ARE TRUSTWORTHY.
We Pursue Quality in Everything.
We delight in exceeding all expectations and have our eye on all that it takes to get there. Our team works as one force to monitor, inquire, respond, learn correct course and innovate so that we reach high standards of delivery in all the aspects of our mission. WE THRIVE TO BE EXCELLENT. Aditi Mehta, Head Products says, “’We pursue quality in everything’ is a mantra now. Everything from idea to execution – is quality. More than anything though, internally, we are working hard to bring our systems and processes to fit that mantra as well.”
We Lay Foundations.
The mission of S2M is an eternal idea that belongs to the universe. Each member of S2M pays a role in service to that mission which is greater than the individual. We are custodians who lay foundations for future members to build upon. WE ARE CUSTODIANS. Aditi Mehta, Head products says, “The values that resonate with me the most is ‘We lay foundations’. To build a nation of readers, we need to create a movement from ground up that sensitizes people to the need and beauty of reading. ‘We lay foundations’ comes into play here for me because it helps me envision our work in a large scheme of things and makes me humbler. What we are doing now is making a foundation for reading for the next century.”