06 August 2009

A culture of excellence

This slide-deck from Netflix about cultivating their corporate culture of success is full of good ideas for anyone organizing a group of people (whether in a corporation or academia). [HT: kottke]

A couple of my favorite points:
  1. In procedural work, the best employees are only twice as effective as the average, whereas in creative work the best employees can be ten times as effective as an average worker (VORP, for those of you who are sabermetricians).
  2. The full text of their policy on Expensing, Entertainment, Gifts & Travel: "Act in Netflix's best interests".

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