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Does Your Corporate Culture Make Sense?

Does your corporate culture make sense?

There was a terrific interview with Evernote founder Phil Libin recently in which he said, in part:

We always try to ask whether a particular policy exists because it’s a default piece of corporate stupidity that everyone expects you to have, or does it actually help you accomplish something?


Libin was talking specifically about days off (Evernote now allows employees to take unlimited vacation), but his remarks are equally applicable to other corporate policies and processes.

The New York Times interview covers managing employees (something Libin admits isn’t his strong suit), having a flat organizational structure, training employees to know everybody’s job, eliminating landlines, and more. It’s great stuff and well worth the read.

Photo by whatleydude (Flickr). 

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