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What is going on with company culture? The New York Times is attacking the Amazon culture (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html?_r=0
On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular way of working.
They are told to forget the “poor habits” they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. When they “hit the wall” from the unrelenting pace, there is only one solution: “Climb the wall,” others reported.
And an employee responds immediately (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/amazonians-response-inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-nick-ciubotariu
). Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive says “friendly and intense, but if push comes to shove we’ll settle for intense.” He responded to the New York Times article: “a soulless, dystopian workplace where no fun is had and no laughter heard” and said, “I don’t think any company adopting the approach portrayed could survive, much less thrive, in today’s highly competitive tech hiring market.”
Then there is Zappos. The company that sets the bar high in customer service. According to the Forbes article “recently, the company has been creating headlines that run somewhat counter to its first decade and half of existence. The “wow” has begun to feel a bit like “oh wow”–and not in a good way.”
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Q3: What has the most influence on the formation of a company’s culture? Why?#HBRogue
Q4: How should a company deal with subcultures?#HBRogue
Q5: Can a company remake its culture?http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/the-real-problem-with-amazon.htmlhttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/amazonians-response-inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-nick-ciubotariuhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/danpontefract/2015/05/11/what-is-happening-at-zappos/http://www.businessinsider.com/tony-hsieh-zappos-holacracy-management-experiment-2015-5https://hbr.org/2015/05/making-sense-of-zappos-war-on-managers