Find your Tribe: A Guide to Tribal Inspiration for Business

Find out which Tribe will inspire your next workspace!

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It's in our nature to want a sense of community. We pull toward people who represent the qualities we admire from the first day of preschool until far into adulthood. When we say we're searching for “our tribe” we're referring to others who share our values or who have the characteristics we want to embrace. Your tribe is important as it often reflects your beliefs while also satisfying our need for companionship, competition or commonality whether it's a family, community, or group of other practitioners.

Our locations are inspired by nomadic tribes around the world. Each of the tribes has their own characteristic where they built a strong community. Which Tribes community do you belong to? Before finding your Tribe, you need to know yourself. Discover which traits are important to you as an individual or a company, identify what you seek in others and get started on your tribal journey.

Who are the Chukchi Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Loyalty

The Chukchi people know the importance of loyalty, when living with limited resources and with a small group. They know that those who are loyal to you, are willing to invest on you or even make personal sacrifice to help you to achieve your goals a lot faster and that’s what make the business a success. The Chukchi teach us that that we are all dependent to each other and loyal ones count the most.

Who are the Suri Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key characteristic: Competition

The Suri tribe are known for their winning mentality and for not giving up easily. Suri are not afraid of their competitors. Regardless how large and strong your competitor is, compete! Don’t be afraid. Learn all about our Amsterdam location inspired by the incredible tribe!

Who are the Berber Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristics: Spirit of Trade

The Berbers have exceptional business insights, and often recognize needs faster than others, thus being first to meet the demands. True modern business nomads are also eager to find the best deal. It’s all about possibilities and opportunities through smart trades.

We have an entire building in Amsterdam dedicated to the incredible Berbers right beside the Ajax ArenA!

Who are the Mosuo Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Female Empowerment

The Mosuo belong to the kingdom of women, a community where a man is never the boss. The women are leading the family, making all important decisions, and inheritance is only through the female line. Older women hold huge influence as matriarchs within the family.

Inspiration can be found at our iconic location Amsterdam Raamplein, just two minutes from Leidesplein.
Learn more about our CEOs journey to meet the might Mosuo!

Who are the X Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Disruption

The X-Tribe are those who go against the established order, and push the human race forward. They have contemporary personalities and might seem “a little crazy” or rebellious, but actually are geniuses. Anyone can be part of this Tribe, as long as you are crazy enough to think that you can change the world.

Visit our Amsterdam ITO offices in Zuid which devoted to this unique modern-day tribe!

Who are the Kyrgyz Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Team work

Kyrgyz tribe is well known for their team work and passion for sports. Culturally, the Kyrgyz offer nomadic inspiration for any company, startup or freelancers in need of real collaborative spirit! So if you have a strong desire to be part of a community, support this is the tribe for you.
Learn about our offices and coworking space inspired by the Kyrgyz tribe in Amsterdam.

Who are the Aboriginal, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Dreams

In the Aboriginal religion, everything has a soul and the nature can be read. Over the years, the aboriginal culture has been suffocated by modernization, but they haven’t stopped believing in their dreams and celebrating their beliefs. If you follow your dream, you have found the Tribe for you!

Learn about our Aboriginal workspaces in Amsterdam.

Who are the Inuit Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Ingenuity

The Inuit are inspired by ingenuity, the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. Sometimes we need to be cleverly inventive to create new opportunities or to solve problems. Check out our Brussels Airport location, which offers Inuit workspaces overlooking the airport runway!

Who are the Hunza Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Accomplishment!

The Hunza are world-famous for their longevity. They are inspired by their accomplishments, and believe it's more than a good thing to be old! We tend to say that people are “too old” to work, while the Hunza would argue that the older amongst us have more knowledge. Let’s not forget the importance of experience, performance and talent; no matter what age you are! Check our Tribes Avenue Marnix location for more healthy Hunza inspiration!

Who are the Bajau Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Mentorship

For the Bajau everything about learning, from generation to generation. Having a mentor that teaches rituals, customs, and the daily business tasks. What we can learn from Bajau is to have a role model in our life which helps to build business and personal relationships. Have a mentor that supports and believe us and our decisions. For more Bajau inspiration visit our Brussels Central Station location which offers meetings rooms, bajau styled coworking spaces and beautiful meeting rooms in the heart of Brussels.

Who are the Maori Tribe, and what are they known for?

Key Characteristic: Integration

Who are the Nenets Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Training!
The Nenets are the only people that can ride a reindeer. They have developed an intensive training that require specific knowledge and expertise. They became masters in training their animals and continue to pass their wisdom and knowledge from generation to generation. We all need a mentor who teach us everything about our field of work so if you need some guidance, check out our Netet inspired business spaces.
Who are the Vanuatu Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Fearlessness.

The Vanuatu are know for the ritual of land diving. It’s an action that requires more courage than a normal bungee jump since the rope is a vine. It’s actually understandable why they are a fearlessness tribe. In business you don’t have to be afraid of danger but take on challenges. It’s the characteristic of success.
Tribes Frankfurt Baseler located in the Oval Tower is the perfect place to test your business courage!

Who are the Dukha Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Mirroring.

The Dukha Tribe are famous for having a special bond with their reindeer, which they see as part of their family. When a man wants to marry a woman, he has to prove himself to the father of the bride, identify himself with a wild reindeer.

For us, it’s also important identify ourself with one another. Especially when it comes to competitors, but also having job interviews with people who want to become part of our Tribe.

Who are the Masai Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Health.

The Masai are a nomadic tribe who live on their livestock. Their livestock is their business. Wherever the herd stops, they build a village and a community. We do the same as the Masai. We work less and less from a fixed location and more from an efficient location. Learn more about the Masai inspired Marienforum meeting rooms.

Who are the Kazakh Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Knowledge.

They were the first to use drones. Perfectly trained eagles used to find intruding enemies and prey for the hunters. There are many things we can learn from Kazakh: not only keeping an overview but also the importance of your own root and cordiality.
Tribes Rotterdam Kop van Zuid is offers Kazakh inspired office, coworking spaces and meeting rooms.
Who are the Asaro Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Impressiveness!

The Asaro are know as the mud men because of their impressive masks made of white clay. The masks where used as war tactics to scare away their enemies and avoid wars. The Asaro tactics is all about first impression. They teach us how you should dress and how you should behave to impress your opponent at your first encounter.
Visit our iconic Rotterdam Blaak builiding featured Asaro designs throughout our coworking spaces and offices!

Who are the Mursi Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Expressions

Mursi are famous for their lip-plates, large pottery or wooden discs in the lower lip, worn by women from the age of 15. The lip-plates are sign of social or economic importance, and it symbolizes social maturity. Lip plates are for them like high heels or a stylish suit. A form of expression to showcase personality and style simultaneously. The Mursi teach us that we all have unique personalities, and we can decide how we would like to present ourselves to the world.
Check out our Mursi designs throughout our Coolsingel workspaces in Central Rotterdam.

Who are the Hamar Tribe, and what are they known for?
Key Characteristic: Courage

The Hamar are a Tribe with unique customs and rituals, like the bull jumping ceremony. During this ceremony, young Hamar are supposed to jump over a row of cattle four time in order to reach the adulthood.

Just like them we should lose our fear and just take a big leap to achieve our goals. And sometimes we just have to take it several times before we succeed. Our offices and coworking spaces at Tribes Utrecht Central Station offers a glimpse into the Hamar's way of life!

Wanting more tribal inspiration? Visit Nomads All Over The World for more of CEO Eduard Schaepman and his visits around the world!

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