It's the culture, but not as you know it

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People often start companies with a smart team and great product ideas. But as companies grows, some leaders tend to forget that it's not the product and services that…

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IT’S THE Culture, BUTNOTAS YOU KNOW IT @svenpet WHATIS Culture? values norms language visions beliefs habits SO, WHATIS CULTURE? STARTUP A GREATIDEA WORK HARD ATTRACTPASSIONATE PEOPLE PRODUCTGROWS $ cash out no need FOSTERING CULTURE ? TALK ABOUTFOSTERING Culture DESTRUCTIVE CultureEXAMPLES we have heard of them (and felt sorry) WHY ARE COMPANIES DOING THAT? FREDERICK WINSLOW TAYLOR IT’S HIS FAULT! efficient workers thinking managers TIMES HAVE CHANGED! WORK HAS CHANGED! PEOPLE HAVE CHANGED! COMPANIES…CHANGE SLOWLY NOWPAST NOWPAST PURPOSEPENSION WHENEVER WHEREVER WHATEVER 9-5 OFFICE WHOLE CAREER Sven PetersAtlassian Ambassador @svenpet svenpet.com Atlassian co-founder INNOVATION CultureOF 1 INNOVATE ?HOW TO MOTIVATE PEOPLETO GIVETHEM TIMETO TRY THEIR OWN IDEAS every quarter SHIP ITDAY BRAINSTORM SHOW & WINHACK 24 HOURS the whole company INNOVATION WEEK ONE WEEK EVERY6 WEEKSIDEAS FOR THE PRODUCT each team individually INNOVATION TEAM ONETEAM TRYING IDEAS INNOVATION TEAM ONETEAM TRYING IDEAS didn’t feel responsible for innovations THE REST INNOVATION HAPPEN ATANYTIME INNOVATION HAPPEN GIVE ITA POSSIBILITYTO GROW HAPPINESS CultureOF 2 INNOVATION MOTIVATION ITCAN BE HARD TO SEETHE BIGGER PICTURE MOTIVATION WORK FOR A REASONIS TO make the world a better place MOTIVATION CODE FOR A REASONIS TO make the world a better place CODE TO MAKE A DIFF FOOD BANK WEB PAGE Atlassian Developer What about the rest? MAKEADIFF.ORG WORKING REASON MAKES US HAPPIER FOR A FUN ! Friday event Team building Family & Friends day HOW HAPPYARE YOU? AND YOUR TEAM? SUCKS & SLOW LEARN MEASURE ADAPT after our company party ADAPT 91% HAPPY! TALKED TO UNHAPPYPOEPLE 94% HAPPY! GROWTH CultureFOR 3 12 12 natural team size 150 150 Dunbar’s number 150maintain stable social relationship 150+anonymous work places 800+Atlassian’s SILO PROBLEM SILO PROBLEM FINANCE DEVELOPER BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER FINANCE DEVELOPER HUBSPOTFACEWALL Introduce yourself some personal stuff start conversations TRANSPARENCY WINS FAILS NEWS QUESTIONS WIN! FAIL! NEW PROGRAM GREAT QUESTION! TRANSPARENCYENEMIES Chat CONNECTING THETEAM Chat z z z NOBODYMISSES A DISCUSSION Chat CONNECTS THE WHOLE ORGANIZATION TRANSPARENCY BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER REMOTE OFFICE TRANSPARENCY PACIFICSTANDARD TIME CENTRALEUROPEAN TIME TRANSPARENCY CFO CODER TRANSPARENCY SPREADS THE CULTURE TRANSPARENCY THE DARK SIDEOF TRANSPARENCY INFORMATION OVERLOAD NEVER ENDING DISCUSSIONS MEETING DOESN’TSEEM TO BE NECESSARY IN PERSON nothing beats meeting in person GROWTEAM Culture 12 6-8 6-8 programming team size 6-8 6-8 6-8 ONE PRODUCT 6-8 6-8 6-8 uses tool X don’t use a tool 6-8 6-8 6-8 meet when necessary daily meetings 6-8 6-8 6-8 AUTONOMY for the team 6-8 6-8 6-8 SPEED need some support! fast discussion 6-8 6-8 6-8 TRUST can change stuff if needed -> no ownership! 6-8 6-8 6-8 =SCALE CultureWITH THE SIZE OF THE COMPANY GROWS Culture MAKE SURE NEW PEOPLE FITINTO YOUR if you care! BE PICKY! inspect candidates carefully Programming Experience Passion Beer test NO HIRE Programming Experience Passion Beer test HIRE! BROGRAMMERTHE EFFECT Culture HIRE FOR A DIVERSE please more women in technology Culture STRONG hard to get in HAVING A BUDDY BEER BIKE new Atlassian BEER! Culturehappiness trust respect continuous improvinginnovate autonomy WHAT’S IMPORTANTFOR YOUR Culture? PRODUCTS COME & GO PRODUCTS COME & GO Culture STAYS THANKS svenpet.com/talks @svenpet PICTURES http://www.flickr.com/photos/38190880@N06/5736623377 http://www.flickr.com/photos/11248435@N04/7502913456/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/73491156@N00/2739212947/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/60821278@N07/6291929645  http://www.flickr.com/photos/43322231@N07/4565750318/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/33227787@N05/12827891104 http://www.flickr.com/photos/85966598@N00/265719387 http://www.flickr.com/photos/23566085@N00/8396406730/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/20654194@N07/5130851019  http://www.flickr.com/photos/54289096@N00/204269498/