Summary of Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility

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Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility summary
No rules used to mean anarchy. At Netflix, it means success.


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8 Innovation

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Formal rules and direct control are inflexible management practices that don’t work for companies in fast-changing, complex environments. Instead, organizational culture holds companies together as shared values align people toward one goal. Despite an informal tone and minor linguistic flaws, Netflix’s deck of PowerPoint slides represents a fine example of such a corporate culture. This guide to its values defines desired employee behaviors and character traits. getAbstract recommends it as a useful blueprint for managers who need to inspire their workforce to do great work.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which values replace rules at Netflix
  • How Netflix makes its culture come to life


Netflix seeks employees who are results-oriented high performers. It expects staffers to be good communicators who show respect for others and keep their cool in difficult circumstances. With an eye on the company’s goals rather than on team or individual objectives, Netflix employees see the big picture...
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Reed Hastings is the co-founder and CEO of Netflix.

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