Earlier this year, I shared the 5 strengths that I identified for myself upon completing the StrengthsFinder program. In response to this, a friend forwarded a presentation from Netflix, talking about the culture they have their. It's a long presentation, meant to be read (not given as a talk). I found one of the slides particularly interesting, and I'd like to paraphrase it here:
"We want to work with people who embody these nine values"
The nine values were:
Making wise decisions, identifying root cause of problems, separating the critical from the "merely important", etc.
Listening well, but also effective and concise when speaking to others.
Focusing on the results rather than a strict process, accomplishing a great amount of important work, etc.
Learning rapidly, seeking to understand the business needs and the market.
Thinking about issues to discover new ways to solve hard problems, but also creating ideas to address emerging issues.
Making tough decisions without agonizing, taking smart risks, saying what you think, etc.
Inspiring to others, and caring about the success of the organization.
Quick to admit mistakes.
Putting your ego on the back burner while you work on projects, taking the time to help others around you, etc.
This was an interesting list, and applies to any organization, not just Netflix. What virtues do you like to see in others you work with?