2 Items about Forward-Thinking Company Culture Design

For some reason, my inbox (and by inbox I mean all of my various news feeds) have dropped some lovely ideas about how to craft a progressive, innovative and most of all, inclusive company culture.

The First is this article about Netflix's Culture Statement:

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I like the slide about brilliant jerks, and how they cost more than they are worth, the best. Also important to note is Netflix's amazing parental leave policy, where apparently employees are allowed to take as much as a year's paid leave as they want (which sounds downright...Canadian, actually).

Then I read this article in the Globe and Mail about how to foster inclusiveness in your start-up, by Hudaa Idrees.

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As I also happened to be revamping my job description and having a conversation about certain "requirements" that would only serve to limit the number of qualified and excellent applicants, I found Ms. Idrees' emphasis on recruitment strategy extremely salient.