Erin Meyer talks about No Rules Rules

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From virtually no spending controls to ‘just take some’ vacation, Netflix’s innovation has stemmed from a simple set of rules. Erin Meyer uncovers how you can foster a culture of freedom and innovation.

Erin Meyer is an author and professor at INSEAD Business School, based in Paris. She is most known for writing the book, The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. Her work focuses on how the world’s most successful leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multicultural environment.

Erin joins the show to share how we can all lead with a culture of innovation. In this conversation, I go through her latest book that she co-authored with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Tune in to learn more about what frameworks foster freedom, how a workplace can operate with no policies, and what you can learn from the ‘Keeper Test’.

Talking Points

  • The kind of ‘no rules ethos’ Netflix follows
  • The impact of freedom and how it fosters high-density talent
  • Having thick skin
  • Building a culture of candor and feedback
  • The ‘take some’ vacation policy
  • How to build a culture similar to Netflix

Quote

“Feedback is rarely comfortable but it helps us in incredible ways.”

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