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  • 1. Welcome to 500 StartupsDesign a Healthy Startup: Prevent Burn Out
  • 2. healthIndividual Team Company Environment
  • 3. So how do I Design a Healthy Startup?• f (values, behavior, culture) = ?
  • 4. What do I mean by Values?• Real company values are the behaviors and skills that we particularly value in fellow employees
  • 5. What do I mean by Values?• The real company values, as opposed to the nice-sounding values, are shown by who gets rewarded, promoted, or let go
  • 6. What do I mean by Culture?• “the pattern of beliefs and expectations, or norms, that if widely shared and strongly felt can powerfully shape the attitudes and behaviors of people and groups” - Bob Sutton
  • 7. healthIndividual Team Company Environment f (v, b, c) f (v, b, c) f (v, b, c) f (v, b, c)
  • 8. Values Behavior CultureDesignDataDistribution“Fun at All Costs”“The Network”Family style communityAuthentic, *real*, Human-CenteredLearn & educateCreative & Iterative EnvironmentRidiculously helpful &awareness of othersDiversityOpenness, Radical Collaboration“Prototype everything” Culture ofPrototyping PRIVATE: NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION
  • 9. Values Behavior CultureDesignDataDistribution“Fun at All Costs”“The Network”Family style communityAuthentic, *real*, Human-CenteredLearn & educateCreative & Iterative Environment Jennifer notices that her desk is uncomfortably blocking another Things are movable &Ridiculously helpful & person, has a conversation, & re- change in our spaceawareness of others arranges thingsDiversityOpenness, Radical Collaboration“Prototype everything” Culture ofPrototyping PRIVATE: NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION
  • 10. Values Behavior CultureDesignDataDistribution“Fun at All Costs”“The Network”Family style communityAuthentic, *real*, Human-CenteredLearn & educateCreative & Iterative Environment Paul notices that John doesn’t wash Everyone is cleanly. Don’t make his dishes, loads them in the others clean after you, there’s noRidiculously helpful & dishwasher, runs a cycle, then tellsawareness of others maids here. John to clean his dishes.DiversityOpenness, Radical Collaboration“Prototype everything” Culture ofPrototyping PRIVATE: NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION
  • 11. Team Discussion• What are unhealthy behaviors you, your team, or company are doing?• What can you do to prevent those unhealthy behaviors?• Assign some a responsibility to each person to do 1 thing to promote healthy behaviors in your startup?