The Mortal Code.
The Mortal Code consists of five simple articles that guide everything we do.
We live in a world of shortcuts and excuses where excellence has become a rarity, and ‘good’ has become ‘good enough’.
Well, sorry. We refuse to play along.
At Mere Mortals we never ever compromise the quality of the work we produce.
We challenge the mediocre, stand against doing the bare minimum and despise the feeling of ‘could have done better’.
We have a burning desire to build our reputation on the quality of the work we produce, and take enormous pride in a job well done.
We question everything, delight in the detail, and stay curious - scouring the globe for inspiration to ensure our work remains fresh and relevant.
We strip back process and throw egos aside to ensure we spend as much of the working day as humanly possible making the work better.
So be creative. Be persistent. And never, ever compromise.
Drop the attitude
Unfortunately, some people can be rude, arrogant and disrespectful. They can be unpleasant to be around and a nightmare to work with.
Not on our watch.
At Mere Mortals we treat each other with total respect and expect no less in return.
We detest inflated egos, can’t stand bullies and find petulance intolerable.
We treat everyone equally and with the utmost respect. This is non-negotiable.
We lend support, question intelligently and challenge respectfully.
We’re inclusive, fair and positive, extending this attitude to all we encounter: our clients, collaborators, guests, peers and competitors.
So drop the attitude. Be respectful. And stay humble.
We’re sick and tired of our industry’s obsession with conforming to the same trendy, identikit culture.
We break this mould.
At Mere Mortals we demand everyone just be themselves.
Our culture isn’t some pre-fabricated image for people to conform to. Quite the opposite.
Our culture is nothing more, and nothing less, than the grand total of each individual’s background, characteristics, qualities, experience, accomplishments, interests, quirks, the list goes on…
We embrace differences, encourage individuality and believe a team of diverse, unique and spirited people will create more original, interesting and culturally relevant work.
So be yourself. Be individual. Don't fit our culture. Enhance it.
Step up to the plate
Many organisations find themselves plagued by complex hierarchies, rigid rules and stifling procedures.
At Mere Mortals we revel in autonomy and crave responsibility.
We’re bored with micro management, inflated teams and multiple sign-offs.
We’re too impatient to be stuck in training mode, and too ambitious to wonder ‘what ifs’.
We champion smart, ambitious and spirited individuals who take risks and give things a go.
We relish the challenge, trust our gut and make decisions swiftly and decisively.
We place an enormous amount of trust in people - trust to crack on with their jobs and trust they’ll seek help and advice when needed.
So step up. Be bold. And get shit done.
See the bigger picture
Like it or not, profit driven businesses play a huge role in the world around us, whilst people’s happiness and the impact on our planet are often relegated to nice-to-haves.
Screw that thinking.
At Mere Mortals we care about our impact on people and the planet.
We believe businesses have a responsibility to stand up and be counted, to care about the bigger picture and to aspire to be a force for good.
We lead by example and strive to inspire others.
We take happiness seriously and switch off after a hard day’s work.
We volunteer, fundraise and play our role in the local community.
We get stuck into the bigger issues affecting our planet with the hope of leaving a legacy that extends further and deeper than simply the work we create.
So take a moment. See the bigger picture. And make an impact.