Our Mission and Values

Purpose

Innolitics is mission driven. In this lesson we examine our mission, how we attempt to fulfill it, and our values.

Learning Material

Read and reflect on our mission and values.

If you haven’t already, spend some time looking through our company website.

Exercises

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Exercise 1

Commit our mission to your memory. You can look it up, but because it guides everything we do, it’s worth having in your head for quick recall. To test yourself, write it down as accurately as possible.

Answer

Our mission is to accelerate progress in the medical device industry by

  • providing quality services to our clients
  • sharing knowledge
  • creating tools
with the ultimate purpose of improving patient health.

We do so while providing meaningful, flexible, and financially rewarding careers to our team.

Exercise 2

What are some specific ways that we pursue our company mission?

Answer

We share our knowledge, in part, via articles we write. Primarily, we focus on sharing with others in the medical imaging field, so that we can help accelerate progress in the industry and ultimately improve patient health. For example, by providing information about the DICOM standard, regulatory compliance issues, etc., we indirectly contribute to the success of other companies. In addition to writing articles specifically related to medical imaging, we also like to share our expertise in other topics, like project and team management. For example, during the COVID-19 outbreak, when many people were forced to work from home, we published an article series about our tips and tricks for distributed work to help people transition to effective distributed working environments. You can read about our article writing process here.

Additionally, our open source libraries and tools are free to be used by others. In particular, our DICOM standard browser is used by thousands of people around the world every month.

Most directly, through our client work with talented companies in the medical imaging space.

We hope that our mission-driven approach, high degree of team member autonomy, and our focus on education allows us to provide meaningful careers for our team.

Distributed work, flexible schedules, our sabbatical policy, and part-time leave policy all contribute towards a flexible work environment.

We provide financially rewarding careers by providing competitive salaries and benefits. We recognize skill and hard-work through bonuses and performance-related raises. As your technical skills, client-skills, and management skills grow and you contribute more to Innolitics’ mission, your salary will also grow. You can accelerate this process through on-going learning outside of work (writing articles is a great way to do this) and by finding opportunities to contribute to our mission outside of your client projects.

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