10 culture and hiring lessons from Netflix

Sep 21, 2017 | Newsletter

 To see these in your inbox every week, subscribe to Engineering Impact.


 

This week: 10 culture and hiring lessons from Netflix, What should I do today?, Bored people quit, When your tech debt comes due.

 

Chief Talent Officer on building an innovative culture

LEADERSHIP

Lessons from Netflix’s culture and hiring with Patty McCord

Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, shares 10 lessons on building an innovative culture. Find out why she hates “empowerment,” what she believes are the most important qualities in leadership, and get her blunt take on why companies don’t exist to make employees happy.

Read the full post → 

 

a tactical plan for what engineering managers should do every day

PRIORITIZATION

Engineering Management: What should I do today?

Matthew Vanderzee, VPE at Versive, outlines a tactical plan for what you should be doing, thinking about, and worrying about on any given day.

Read the full post → 

 

VPE at Slack on how to retain engineers

CULTURE

Bored people quit

Michael Lopp, better know as Rands / the VPE at Slack, on techniques to identify engineer disengagement, and what your Boredom Plan of Action” should look like

Read the full post → 

 

CTO at Microsoft shares a story on technical debt

TECHNICAL DEBT

When your tech debt comes due

Kevin Scott, now the CTO at Microsoft, with a war story about how his team at LinkedIn narrowly escaped crushing technical debt.

Read the full post → 

 


 

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

Get Engineering Impact: the weekly newsletter for managers of software teams

Keep current with trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.

Get the Guide on Data-Driven Engineering Leadership

Today, gut feelings in engineering are being replaced with data. By analyzing over 7 million commits from over 85,000 professional engineers, we share how you can incorporate concrete metrics to guide engineering productivity.

Success! Please check your email for your download. You might also be interested in Engineering Impact: the Weekly Newsletter for Managers of Software Teams. Keep current with trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture and scaling development teams.

Share This