Hex Culture and Team

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Meet The Team

Tina Harkett
Tina Harkett - Project Manager

Tina is our Project Manager who leads and guides our company to achieve our visions and missions successfully.

She is the mover and shaker in the team - having a lot of influence in the company and always making things happen quickly.

One thing the team admires about Tina is that she is an energetic, down-to-earth woman - who is young at heart.

Joel Jenkinson
Joel Jenkinson - ICT Specialist / Book360 Support Team

Joel is one of Book360’s biggest support people. He saw potential in Book360 and offered his services to expand our business in the travel industry. His enthusiasm to make our system ahead of the pack is remarkable.

If there are two words to describe Joel it would be “Eager Beaver”, he works extremely hard to achieve his goals. We at Book360 are very lucky to have Joel assisting us to become one of the largest operating systems in the travel industry

Steven Thomas
Steven Thomas - Senior Software Developer

Steven is our head Software Developer, serving a crucial role in the development of Book360. He works well under pressure - even when his given many tasks at hand, he does not lose composure

If we are looking for a tech savvy person Steven is our guy, with a vast knowledge of software development. One thing we appreciate about Steven, is that he will always assist you no matter how great the issue might be.

Sabrina Giquel
Sabrina Giquel - Excursion Outreach

Sabrina is the main tester for the Book360 system. One of her duties is to go through the process which the travel consultant will go through and gives feedback to the team if there are any problems that have occured.

She is a well-mannered young lady who is eager and devoted to gain experience in this ever growing travel industry. The aura that sabrina presents is an aura of brilliance.

Megan Isaacs
Megan Isaacs - Book360 Support Team

Megan is the team support for the Book360 system. She always avails herself to help out with various aspects of the company.

Since she has started working for Book360, she discovered things about herself that she never knew was engraved in her. One of her duties is to assist the team by proofreading and reformatting content. Megan has a hunger in her, a hunger to evolve and greaten her horizon.

Keegan Klein
Keegan Klein - Graphic Designer & Animator

Keegan is a young graphic design enthusiast with many creative ideas flowing through his mind.He is passionate about his work and always strives to refine his creative skills.

I would say Keegan is the definition of a social butterfly, keeping good conversation and always let your mind wander. Positivity is one of many aspects he brings into the office environment.

Culture, or a lack thereof, is one of the reasons why most new ventures fail.

Culture

Culture is often discounted as a touchy-feely component of business that belongs to HR.

It is not something intangible - it's not a vibe or the studio "look and feel". Culture is one of the most crucial drivers that has to be nurtured to ensure sustainable success.

Hexagon Pool
Muchenja, Wright, Rachel and Theunis.

The original quote, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast", seems to be attributable to Mark Fields of the Ford Motor Company and he attributed it to management "guru" Peter Drucker, although the exact quote by him is not easily found.

Organisations are starved of fresh and promising ideas on a daily basis because they have failed to lay a strong foundation where those ideas can grow, develop, and produce market growth innovation.

The 2014 UCT Team
Tariro, Maureen, Zama, Caitlin, In'aam & Chad.

Culture creates the foundation for strategy and will either be a company's greatest asset or liability.

All of these are variations on a single, beautiful concept: the culture of a group fuels the countless small actions and interactions that propel an organisation into a sustainable future.

While culture has many aspects and manifestations, its core should include a clear sense of purpose and shared values that guide decision making across the organisation.

Wright Corinna Mabel
Mabel, Corinna and Wright.

Team "Building"

In terms of company development, so called team "building" is vital not only for the immediate experience of the activities performed by the team, but also for the group skills, communication and the bonding that results.

In a world where so much attention is focused on making the client happy, organisations can sometimes forget about their lifeblood : the teams that provide the expertise, energy and enthusiasm without which nothing useful would ever get done.

The D4D Team
Muchenja, Rachel and Wright.

More than the sum of it's parts : a team must be more than a collection of individuals working together.

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful - not to mention happier and a delight to work alongside.

Establishing and developing bonds can be tricky, especially when cliche team-building sessions tend to induce more eye-rolls among team "mates" than high-fives.

Chad Petersen
Chad Petersen, co-lead developer at Hex.

People Power

When companies keep their activities aligned with their values, they naturally attract talented and enthusiastic people.

Team members are inspired to go the extra mile for customers.

The Studio

Having collaborated with D4D on the Abalimi project in 2014 and 2015, TwoForty Square was the perfect choice of studio for the Hex team in 2015.

Also based at TwoForty Square are the Design for Development (D4D) - a passionate mix of graphic designers who share a passion for people and realising human rights.

The D4D Team
Rosie, Melissa, Kaitlin, Meghan, Amanda and Farida at the studio.