HR professionals become extremely valuable in companies as they can help turn the management’s vision for the organization into reality. having a strong set of values and management support empowers the HR team to actually bring about impactful organization change, whether that’s creating new policies or firing bad apples.
John Doerr, chair of the venture capital firm KPCB, has been a board member of Google (now Alphabet) and mentor to Google’s founders since the company’s beginning. Doerr sat down with Prasad Setty, Google’s VP of People Analytics & Compensation, to discuss the importance of People Operations and why companies should try to get clear on what the company’s culture is, because, Doerr says, “culture will allow your team, your people, yourself to make the right decisions more often and faster.”
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53 Min Video of Talk by Jennifer Dennard, Org Design & People Operations @ Medium
The best People and Culture / HR teams understand that people are not a fungible resource that needs to be attached to the real work – they are the real work. They understand that there are huge opportunities today to build competitive advantages in people. And they understand that to do so, the aim is not to minimize volatility and failures, but to maximize the opportunity for outsized gains.
Investing in your talent isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Life is better when work is more engaging, more rewarding, and more fun, and it just so happens that we can make a case for that philosophy from an ROI perspective too.
Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. The PowerPoint deck explaining how Netflix shaped its company culture and motivated performance.