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The Culture Deck

How people work is as important as what they do.

The Culture Deck

It may have started back in 2001 with the Agile Manifesto, but there are now a growing number of videos and slide decks on lean/agile corporate culture. Several new books on management focus on culture and process in place of predictive strategy. In this article, my goal is to put all these messages in perspective by outlining a new role that I believe will become more and more important: the Minister of Culture.

Ivan Tasovac, the Serbian Minister of Culture
From the amazing Hubspot Culture deck
Holocracy’s take on org charts
The crowded, noisy work environment at Menlo Innovations (meeting in progress)
A superb manual for parents and managers
At Menlo Innovations, pairs are the rule for all functions.
The Valve model for specialist/generalist skills
The amazing Valve Company Handbook
A human “Castell” competition in Spain
At Coinbase, the work and workflow are explicit, radiating information and making meetings more efficient.
Hubspot on hiring
The Mindvalley Office Park
From The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking
The Sensemaker tool helps find patterns by using stories as data

A New Operating System

A new model of the company is emerging, and culture is at the heart of this revolution. As they say at Thoughtworks, companies need to move from the factory model to the laboratory model. At Undercurrent, they call it the Responsive Organization. Their CEO Aaron Dignan gives an inspiring overview in his essay on the new operating system of business:

The Hubspot Culture deck is linked in the list below.

Reference Section

Culture Decks
The Valve Employee Handbook
The Netflix Culture Deck
The Hubspot Culture Deck
The Big Spaceship Culture Deck



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