Episode 54

Patty McCord on Transforming the Conversation on Company Culture


Patty McCord is one of the world’s greatest thinkers on company culture.  As the Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, she co-authored the Netflix Culture Deck, which Sheryl Sandberg called “maybe the most important document to come out of Silicon Valley,” and which completely changed the way leaders think about company culture.

Patty joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about starting out in the company culture field, developing the Netflix Culture Deck and how to build an engaged, high-performing company with a world-renowned culture.  Then, Robert and Patty are joined by Emily Tetto, Acceleration Partners’ VP of Talent and Culture, for a conversation on the best way to build a great culture.

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Show Notes

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How Patty got her start in the world of talent and culture.
  • How Patty came to Netflix and her work developing their notable employee culture.
  • Why employment is not for life anymore, and how companies can adjust to a more flexible business world.
  • How Patty kept Netflix’s team strong through an enormous amount of change.
  • The key to great company culture.
  • The Netflix Culture Deck, including the funny story of how it became public.


Links from the Episode
Episode Transcription
Patty’s TED Talk
The Netflix Culture Deck
Guest: Patty McCord
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pattymccord1
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pattymccord/

Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/
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