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How does culture drive performance?


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Summary of the Inc. article (click here for the full article)

Why we work determines how well we work.

The six main reasons people work are: play, purpose, potential, emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia.

A high-performing culture maximizes the play, purpose, and potential felt by its people, and minimizes the emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia. This is known as creating total motivation (ToMo).

How a role is designed has a much bigger impact on motivation than e.g. leadership.

The next most sensitive element is the identity of an organization, which includes its mission and behavioral code.

The third most sensitive element is the career ladder in an organization.

A great culture is not easy to build — it’s why high performing cultures are such a powerful competitive advantage.

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Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale; Startup Success


HINEKEN’s favorite podcast series Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman and friends sumarized the 10 strongest commendments to achieve startup success. We’d argue that 99% of this podcast treasure is valid for all companies including the largest multinationals.

Some tips;

  • minute 16.00 Hire for persistence and curiosity. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook – hire the best people you can. “You should never hire someone if you would not want to work for them”
  • minute 23:30 Brian Chesky CEO of AirBnB shares how they designed mindblowing customer experiences by imagining an 11 star customer experience.
  • minute 67.09 “create a winning company culture where every employee owns it” Reed Hastings of Netflix shares how he learned how to turn culture into a competitive advantage. Resulting in the Netflix “culture deck”.
  • minute 80.40 is Joost d’Hooghe‘s favorite; “pay it forward” – succesful organisations and individuals depend on the power of their diverse ecosystems, invest in your network and create width and depth
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#RIZE THINKTEAM capturing “CULTURE”


One of the most (mis)used management buzzwords in the past 10 years has to be “culture”. What is this fuzzy word all about? In this THINKTEAM we found the right answer and defined some culture concepts. For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often the most challenging part of the transformation. Innovation demands new behaviors from leaders and employees that are often antithetical to corporate cultures, which are historically focused on operational excellence and efficiency. (more…)