Our Values


From the beginning, we talked about Netlify’s behaviors and values as follows:

Our two governing notions of clear distinctions of responsibilities and the best idea can come from anywhere are grounded in our values - Transparency, Empowerment and Commitment.

These values lived in our “5 behaviors” that vulnerability-based trust allows us to mine for conflict to make sure we achieve commitment. This allows for accountability, so we can be results-focused in the way we need to be when building a business to make true impact.

In essence, we do believe this describes the organization we want to be.

However, it’s a lot. Governing notions, values, and behavioral frameworks all sort of meshed together. And we also discovered that a minority in the company was even aware of all of them.

So while they hold true, we wanted to update our values - to write the above together into a set of simple, empowering statements.

For these values to be meaningful, we quickly learned two things - they need to be operationalized and simply can’t be aspirational. We need to exemplify them and continuously point to them through the organization.

A Culture is What You Do.

We started by examining and understanding our DNA.

The below is where we ended up, and we’re very excited to share this with you. Please bear in mind that this is a living, breathing document. And it’s only worth its digital ink if we use this to guide us, as we move forward on our incredible journey.

Our Values


Weigh In, Then Buy In

Own It, Ship It

Care Deeply, and Have Fun

Diversity = Intelligence