Creating something great with just a few
The most important part of the Lotum DNA is our star team; their many qualifications shine as brightly as their personalities. Every day, we feel that there is greater success and pleasure in boosting this excellence than there is in merely increasing the size of the team. In our small, agile teams, we create products that fascinate millions of people every day – this is our motivation.
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We enjoy tremendous freedom and work exclusively on our own games. Each team uses the technologies and work methods it considers most useful. As a self-financed and profitable company, we do not have to consider the interests of investors or banks – just those of our users. This means that each and every one of us takes responsibility for our own development, for our products and for the company itself.
Agility in action
We are learning – every day and at all levels. A lean and test-driven approach is deeply rooted in our DNA. We evaluate new features based on prototypes and A/B testing. We are not afraid to make mistakes or try out new technologies and markets.
Open feedback culture
We have a clear feedback culture that has grown over the years. In addition to holding dedicated sessions like retrospectives, one-on-one meetings and Feedback Fridays, we have succeeded in making feedback a direct, immediate part of our everyday work. We drew quite a lot of inspiration from Radical Candor, a concept created by Kim Scott. During a live lecture, the top manager worked with us to examine why honest criticism and genuine interest in the person you are talking to need not be mutually exclusive.
Education at all levels
We aim to make learning fun with our products by helping people build their vocabulary, knowledge and capacity for abstract thinking. And that’s not all: we see learning as a key element of our DNA. It is the cornerstone of our teams’ excellence.
So it’s only logical that at Lotum, there’s no limit to learning – in terms of either content or budget. Everyone can decide for themselves how to acquire new knowledge and share it with others. There is a huge range of options, so your thirst for knowledge will certainly be satisfied:
Whether on the regularly scheduled Personal Growth Day or on flexible research days, everyone can learn on their own or in a team and take time to pursue personal or professional growth.
A thing we have in common is the above-average access to learning that we have enjoyed – and not just at Lotum, but during our previous careers, too. Because we understand what a privilege this is, we want to contribute to other people’s educational opportunities. That’s why we support programs like the UNICEF education initiative Let Us Learn and are funding the construction of a school in Ethiopia. We have also been one of the biggest German supporters of Wikipedia since 2020.