Last month I introduced the topic of business culture and core values. This month I will discuss a couple of examples to highlight the difference a bit of effort and passion can make in building an organisation that differentiates your business and attracts top talent.
You can search for Netflix Culture and get a lot of information on how they built a very effective culture. I ended up with a 125-slide deck and have no hope of jamming it all into this article. Here are the highlights for me:
An important point here for me is this didn’t take five minutes. It took many years of building up, learning and refining, getting clearer and more confident, taking pains to document the outcomes carefully. And not being afraid to be different – for example eschewing brilliant jerks and management control. With the company values at the centre, they built six other aspects of their culture around helping them to achieve excellence. The key is to build a cohesive culture based on authenticity.
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by Chris Bunce
Chris has 28 years’ experience as a management consultant and business coach. During this time he has worked with clients in many industries and of all shapes and sizes, including some in Australia, Asia and the US. Nowadays he is passionate about improving the lives of Aucklanders by helping business owners to master the very few management practices that actually make a difference to their success. Chris lives in Blockhouse Bay with his wife, Cathie, having lived in or around the area for most of his life.