Culture isn’t about surface-level perks like the latest game in the office break room, the free gym or monthly team happy hours. A great workplace culture goes beyond perks. It requires companies to show employees they care and think differently about what culture really means.
We know that when employees feel cared for:
- 60% plan to stay at their company for three or more years (as opposed to only 7% of those who don’t feel cared for)
- 95% say they feel included in their organization (compared to 14% of those who don’t feel cared for)
- 91% say they’re likely to recommend their organization as a great place to work (compared to 9% of those who don’t feel cared for)
Limeade defines culture as the collective values, norms and beliefs of your organization — also known as “how things are done around here.” Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and Bestselling Author of Powerful, presents a refreshing approach to culture building.
“When it comes to recruiting, motivating and creating great teams, most companies have it all wrong.”
– Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and Bestselling Author of Powerful
As a keynote speaker at Limeade Engage in 2020, McCord emboldened attendees with her innovative, informative and forward-thinking presentation to embrace change and provide critical insight for companies that want to be ahead of the game as the future of work continues to advance.
WHO IS PATTY MCCORD?
Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and Bestselling Author of Powerful, Patty McCord served as chief talent officer of Netflix for fourteen years and helped create the Netflix Culture Deck. Since it was first posted on the web, the Culture Deck has been viewed more than 15 million times, and Sheryl Sandberg has said that it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.”
Known for her unorthodox and groundbreaking concepts around workplace culture, McCord challenges traditional HR best practices and cultivates thought-provoking strategies to transform workplace culture.
As a sought-after public speaker to groups and teams around the world, McCord has an impressive track record of not only shaping the future of work with her book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility but she also currently spends her time coaching and advising a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership.
HERE ARE THREE REASONS WHY WE LOVE PATTY MCCORD:
1. Patty McCord is a champion of radical honesty in the workplace.
The practice of radical honesty can be tough to master. Especially when it comes to the workplace. McCord believes that “being transparent and telling people what they need to hear is the only way to ensure they both trust and understand you.” Face-to-face transparency and honesty in the workplace helps people grow, recognize and understand how their behaviors are perceived by others, holds people accountable and can be the single most effective way to solve problems.
2. Patty McCord challenges traditional HR best practices.
Focused on reinventing HR practices, McCord shakes up the industry with her stance that “the old standbys of corporate HR — annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs ― often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources.” She pushes employers to treat people like adults and believes the formal structure of, “If you do X, you’ll be rewarded with Y,” is no longer adequate. The greater motivation is contributing to success or meeting a challenge.
3. Patty McCord embraces change.
McCord’s unorthodox and groundbreaking concepts around workplace culture have paved the path for the future of work. A portion of her unconventional approaches for a high-performing culture center around the concept of change. McCord encourages people to face challenges head-on, enable discussions at all levels, by all people and ultimately be the change you want to see.