Freedom to innovation
Lots of companies give lip service to words like “innovation”, “freedom” and “responsibility” when they talk about corporate culture. But peek behind the curtain and it’s business as usual. We want to adopt Netflix's culture to put a lot of muscle behind those words.
In 2009 CEO Reed Hastings and former Head of Talent Patty McCord put together a 129-slide presentation on the culture they were building at Netflix. Updated in 2011, the slideshow has become a touchstone in Silicon Valley. Some words of wisdom from the presentation: “Adequate performance gets a generous severance package”. People are not measured by the number of hours they spend in the office but by their accomplishments. “Sustained A level performance despite minimal effort, is rewarded with more responsibility and great pay". B level performance earns a ticket out of the door. Employees who have ideas for how to improve Netflix are expected to put together groups to “socialize” their ideas adhere to a few basic Netflix principles (commercial free, complete seasons, etc.), any idea is welcome.
Tawni Cranz, the Chief Talent Officer at Netflix says that some of the company’s best innovations have come from giving people the freedom to come up with new ideas and the responsibility to make those ideas work. “We leave a lot of space for people to try things", says Cranz. “We try to state what problems we’re trying to solve and let you solve it.” Just as Netflix strives to hire the smartest people to fill each position and then gives each person the freedom to do what he or she does best, the company tries to work with the best producers, directors and stars and gives them the freedom to do their thing.
Quote from Palantir
"Palo Alto reminds me of a college campus where all of its students are studying their own respective curriculums, but can, at any time, collaborate and work towards the same goal/project. This encouraged sense of community has made me better at my job, overall. Coming from food service and hospitality, getting to know the people I work with has not only awarded me with invaluable friends, but it’s also given me a stronger pulse on how to better provide for my fellow Palantirians through my core functions every day."
Maker and Fix Culture
Like Lego, all building block toys are about appearance, demolition and reconstruction.
Make culture, for all its love of stuff, is similarly a culture of resourcefulness in an era of economic scarcity:relentless in its interactive prototyping, its radically adaptive reuse of ready-made objects.
Its tendency to unmake one thing to make another – all in a new ecology of economy.
And in software development, it is called extreme developing with rapid prototyping/refactoring/reuse. The starting point for any good discussion, meeting, or workshop on business model innovation should be a shared understanding of what a business model actually is.
When we make mistake, ask how we can fix it and what the plan is.
Foster Sharing and High Performance team
We need a business model concept that everyone understands: one that facilitates description and discussion. We need to start from the same point and talk about the same thing. The challenge is that the concept must be simple, relevant, and intuitively understandable; while not oversimplifying the complexities of how enterprise function. We offer a concept that allows you to describe and think through the business model of your organization, your competitors, or any other enterprises. This concept has been applied and tested around the world and is already used in organization such as IBM, Ericsson, Deloitte, the Public Works and Government Services of Canada, and many more.
This concept can become a shared language that allows you to easily describe and manipulate business models to create new strategies alternatives. Without such a shared language, it is difficult to systematically challenge assumptions about one’s business model and innovate successfully. We believe a business model can best be described through 9 basic building blocks that show the logic of how a company intends to make money.
The 9 blocks cover the 4 main areas of business: customers, offer, infrastructure, and financial viability.
The business model is like a blueprint for a strategy to be implemented through organization structures, processes, and systems.
High velocity, high quality and high-performance Killer app.
Deploy to production within hours after any check-in automatically, with high confidence; all without manual intervention. We will do this by leverage tools that allow us to build, test, deploy and verify changes without human intervention.
We know there is No Single Solution
The current trend to solve hard problem, st real estate price, sematic search quality, etc is not giving you one answer. Instead, using big data and AI to help you to easily explore the factors.
- Vehorg team