HubSpot's Culture Code (an excerpt)

I just came across this blog post by HubSpot's Founder & CTO, Dharmesh Shah: Why the First Rule of Culture is Misguided (April 2014) The following slides pulled from the HubSpot Culture Code deck (included in Mr. Shah's post) succinctly capture the issue discussed in my last post. (On a side note, I appreciate that Mr. Shah and the HubSpot team view their Culture Code as a living document.)

Don't Bring Your iPhone to Dinner

For many workers in the modern economy, the conversation regarding “work-life balance” has fundamentally changed. The ever-improving nature of telecommunications and the ever-growing number of web-enabled, “connected” devices have blurred the boundary between office and home - and everywhere in between. Of course, it’s worth noting this conversation is primarily focused on professionals in the knowledge economy. The boundary between “office and home” is still relatively clear for most oil rig workers, ski instructors and carpenters, or any job heavily reliant on “physical inputs or natural resources” - in such lines of work, the factors determining work-life balance typically remain: (i) the

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