“Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix who coauthored the deck with Hastings, was initially surprised that such a sparsely designed set of slides could create such a stir. But, she believes, its appeal lies in its simple messages: forget processes and procedures; pack your company with the best performers; put them in teams; and create an
environment in which they’re inspired to pursue excellence. Maybe it was always that straightforward,and a century of HR practices and performance management procedures had over-complicated matters. Or maybe McCord is over-simplifying things.”

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