Saturday, February 13, 2021

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Upended. Most managers who read Reed Hastings’ book titled, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, will feel a bit uncomfortable. When co-author Erin Meyer weighs in with her expertise about corporate culture, many more managers will begin to squirm. This book upends many management practices that are widely followed and explains why there’s another way that produces outstanding results. There’s a ruthless quality that some readers will sense in seeing the consequence of hiring the best, paying them at top of market, adjusting pay regularly to market, and providing generous severance when they are no longer “the best,” is that employees can become one more disposable asset. Other readers will see the value that comes from empowering individuals to make decisions without bureaucratic red tape. For some people, working at Netflix must be a dream come true, while for others it would be a nightmare. Read the book and figure out which side you fall on, and whether some of Netflix’ management practices might work at your company. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase No Rules Rules from

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