19/09/22: 8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working


Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.

Please watch the video and answer the questions below.


  1. To what extent do you agree with the speaker when she says start-up ideas are stupid?
  2. What’s the main role of managers according to the video? Think about your workplace. What does the manager from your job should work more on?
  3. Which ideas do you disagree with? Explain.


Taken from https://www.ted.com/talks/patty_mccord_8_lessons_on_building_a_company_people_enjoy_working_for#t-87234

Puntuación: 0 / Votos: 0


  1. mary luz choquepata tito escribió:

    1. In part, when he makes it known that good practices is to copy what others do, I think it is more related from the point of view that good practices have become a routine and have taken a mechanical form, on the other hand the good practices should always be promoted on a regular basis and should be dynamic and according to the context.
    2.The bosses must handle a more dynamic, more flexible, non-controlling role, and at the same time he also points out that the bosses are generally old-fashioned and mechanical. In my work, the leadership tends to be passive and not decisive at all, and I think that it should work more on personnel management, as a job based on goals, and not get carried away by laziness and be willing to change and solve problems in an immediate.
    3.I don’t agree with the sense, when you talk about zero control, I think that there should always be even a little bit of control and obviously group cohesion will also work depending on the control that is exercised, in our context there is an idiosyncrasy that is very different from the idiosyncrasy in which the speaker lives, therefore the same conditions or suggestions for managing personnel and the company cannot be used or applied in all places

  2. Jonathan Samir escribió:

    1. I do agree with the speaker stating that all start-up ideas are stupid. I think it is the case. I endorse the way she explains the motivation of such statement. It happens that if it were a good articulated logical idea, someone else would have started it.
    2. The main task of the managers on the speakers’ point of view is that the management is not supposed to control, but to build great teams.
    3. About the zero control in an organization I think is more important delegating responsibility .

Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *