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Photo Credit: James Fell (2016)

As I approached the main entrance to ebay’s San Jose headquarters, set to explore the role of culture, I noticed a subtle cue; each of the visitor parking lots were marked “Visitor, Future Employee”. Reflecting on my studies surrounding organizational behavior, I thought to myself, was this the first visible artifact alluding to the inclusive culture of one of Silicon Valley’s powerhouses?

Leading the discussion was Marianne Jackson, ebay’s Chief Talent Development Officer who set the context by stating that “silicon valley has matured, where the role of culture whilst not fully visible previously has become the imperative”.

Within her…

James Fell

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