The one question Netflix uses to ensure an exceptional culture

first_imgYou may know Netflix as a top media entertainment provider with shows like, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things, but behind this media giant is a high-performance company culture that seeks to attract and retain “stunning colleagues.”Netflix believes in people over process, and promotes freedom, independence, and collaboration. Like many organizations, they have company values that sound great, but the difference is, they actually live by them. Almost a decade ago, some of the secrets of the company’s exceptional culture were revealed in a document that was shared frequently on the Internet. The slide deck, entitled, Netflix Culture: Freedom and Responsibility not only detailed the company values, but also their philosophy on pay, benefits, and what actually makes a great company culture (hint: it’s not free espresso, sushi lunches, and great offices).And it’s anything but traditional. What stood out to me when I first read this document was a structure that managers use called, “The Keeper Test.” Here is the Keeper Test that Netflix managers ask themselves regularly:“Which of my people, if they told me they were leaving, for a similar job at a peer company, would I fight hard to keep at Netflix?”And here’s what they do if someone isn’t on that list:“The other people should get a generous severance now, so we can open a slot to try to find a star for that role.”Many organizations talk about great workplace cultures, cohesive teams, and cross-departmental collaboration. But few companies instill practices that align with this strategy. Few companies take action when someone isn’t measuring up. It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. Talking about great cultures but not taking the necessary actions to create an exceptional culture only breeds mediocrity. Creating an exceptional place to work with stunning colleagues takes courage and consistency.As a leader in your organization, ask yourself these questions:Who is not measuring up to the standards we have in place?Who do I need to give constructive feedback to (that maybe I’ve been avoiding)?Knowing what I know now, who would I not hire again?Knowing what I know now, who should not be in a leadership role?What I am doing as a leader to get in the way of creating an exceptional culture with stunning colleagues (examples include: not giving feedback, not coaching, not giving clear expectations, holding on to an underperforming employee, not modeling the values and attributes that create an exceptional culture)If you want a high performing company, you have to do things differently than most organizations. Mediocre managers and executives breed mediocre cultures. You need bold and courageous leaders who are willing to make the tough decisions for the sake of creating an exceptional culture where stunning colleagues want to work. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Laurie Maddalena Laurie Maddalena is a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker and leadership consultant. She writes a monthly online column for next generation leaders for CUES and has published articles in Credit … Web: www.envisionexcellence.net Detailslast_img read more

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Digicel Dominica To Celebrate Five Years Of Service To Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Digicel Dominica To Celebrate Five Years Of Service To Dominica by: – May 17, 2011 Share 79 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Digicel Dominica. Photo credit: panonthenet.comDuring the launching of Classics Volume 2 with Mira Entertainment in Collaboration with Digicel for the Barrington Levy Show to be held at the Krazy Koconuts on July 30th 2011, this afternoon at the Digi Centre, Marketing Executive of Digicel, Ms. Calvia Timothy said the 5th anniversary of the Bigger Better Network’s operations and service to Dominica will be on the Thursday 26th of May 2011.She stated that promotions which will not be mentioned now promises to be very exciting during the celebrations of the Bigger Better Network’s Digicel 5th Anniversary.Click here for audio: The Celebrations of the 5th Anniversary will commence on Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May 2011.News reporter: Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Inauguration marks new beginnings

first_imgTuesday night’s USG meeting, which featured the swearing in of President Andrew Menard, Vice President Rini Sampath and the 2014 USG Senators, marked the end of the road for USG’s 2013 representatives and a new beginning for student government at USC.Mr. President · USG presidential elect Andrew Menard is sworn in as USG student body president during Tuesday’s USG meeting. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanIn a crowded gallery of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, incoming officials took oaths “to uphold the undergraduate constitution, by laws and code of ethics to perform any tasks and duties which they are delegated.”After Vice President Ryan Park gave a farewell to the old USG senators, the new Senate had a brief meeting, overseen by Sampath.The lone item on the agenda was a speech by Menard, in which he thanked his running mate and those who elected him.“I’m truly humbled by the task before us, and honored by the trust the student body has placed before Rini and me,” Menard said.Menard outlined numerous goals for his term, all of which rest on his pledge to faithfully represent USC student concerns, in dialogue with campus administration and elsewhere.“The role of student government has always been to represent the voice of the student body,” Menard said. “As president I will initiate, coordinate and guide student efforts aimed at improving student life activities, and I will always fight for the preservation of student rights.”Along with defending the interests of students, Menard wants to cultivate a greater sense of community on campus. He promised that his administration will work to reach out to students and form a more cohesive atmosphere at USC.Lest one think these are empty promises, Menard says that changes he proposed are already taking place. Chief among these is a recently passed amnesty policy, designed to protect students who report medical emergencies from repercussions.Though the vision expressed in Menard’s speech was expansive, it was checked by a basic sense of responsibility toward fellow students. During his time at USC, Menard said he has recognized a simple truth: the need for students to be kind and supportive of one another.“Every day I believe that we are called to do small things with great love and intention for our fellow classmates,” he said. “We are all part of the Trojan Family, and together we will strive to improve our great university.”last_img read more

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