Life's too short for toxicity.
No one wants to work with jerks. Unfortunately, some industries are rife with them, and consulting tops the list. Kormac’s founders previously served at several firms with abusive colleagues and/or leaders. They decided life was too short for toxicity and committed to creating the kind of heart-led organization they always wanted. That meant cutting the hierarchical and bureaucratic nonsense that impedes progress, but also something even more powerful: a no-assholes policy.
We mean it. We carefully screen consultant attitudes and check references for a work history of kindness, honesty, and collaboration. We try to only hire or engage with folks whose colleagues would describe as “a good person.” If someone proves to be a jerk on the job, we bid them farewell. Our teams appreciate the supportive, collegial environment we cultivate, and our clients do, too.
We also approach our work with optimism and levity. Research from Wharton, MIT, and London Business School indicates that “every chuckle or guffaw brings with it a host of business benefits” (Harvard Business Review). Transforming organizations starts with winning hearts and minds, and Kormac proves that’s easier to accomplish as a trusted friend than a mere vendor. Rather than prioritize our own business needs, our philosophy is: “Take care of our client partners, and our business will take care of itself.” It works! We’ve grown through word of mouth because we genuinely care about our clients and each other. We’re committed to shared success.