Many companies operate on a number of fixed standards: tax holidays, travel criteria, standard working hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company pays less attention to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, Netflix’s iconic former director of human resources, shares the key ideas that led her to let go of the old rules.
1: Your employees are adults!
2: The job of management isn’t to control people, it’s to build great teams.
3: People want to do work that means something. After they do it, they should be free to move on.
4: Everyone in your company should understand the business.
5: Everyone in your company should be able to handle the truth!
6: Your company needs to live out its values.
7: All start-up ideas are stupid.
8: Every company needs to be excited for change.