Why You Shouldn't Adopt Amazon's Work Culture

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Adam Kidan breaks down a recent Forbes article explaining why emulating Amazon's (some would say successful) work environment is less than ideal.

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Why You Shouldn't Adopt Amazon's Work Culture

  1. 1. W H Y Y O U S H O U L D N ’ T A D O P T A M A Z O N ’ S W O R K C U LT U R E A D A M K I D A N P R E S E N T S :
  2. 2. S O Y O U T H I N K Y O U ’ R E T H E N E X T J E F F B E Z O S O R S T E V E J O B S , H U H ?
  3. 3. N O T S O FA S T.
  4. 4. While some of the most recognizable entrepreneurs divulge their tactics to the public, simply putting them into place won’t yield the same results.
  5. 5. In a recent article, Forbes contributor Chris Myers explains that adopting Amazon business practices could be detrimental.
  6. 6. B U T F I R S T, S O M E B A C K G R O U N D .
  7. 7. • A recent NY Times exposée highlighted Amazon’s incredibly competitive work environment • Workers were held to seemingly impossibly high standards
  8. 8. Myers argues that Amazon’s work culture is a direct result of Bezos’s own personality. That’s how he was able to pull it off, for better or for worse. You aren’t Jeff Bezos. You are you.
  9. 9. B E Y O U R S E L F.
  10. 10. • S U C H H I G H S TA N D A R D S L E A D T O W O R K E R S B U R N I N G O U T ! • A M A Z O N H A S A S T E A D Y S T R E A M O F W O R K E R S T O R E P L A C E T H O S E W H O L E AV E ! • I F Y O U R C O M PA N Y D O E S N ’ T H AV E A R E A D I LY AVA I L A B L E TA L E N T P O O L , T H E S E H A R S H M E A S U R E S M AY B E C O U N T E R P R O D U C T I V E I N T H E L O N G R U N .
  11. 11. • A N O T H E R D I F F I C U LT A S P E C T T O R E P L I C AT E I S T H E A N Y T I M E F E E D B A C K S Y S T E M ! • I T A L L O W S E M P L O Y E E S T O E M A I L M A N A G E R S D I R E C T LY W I T H C O M M E N T S A B O U T C O - W O R K E R S ! • I M P L E M E N T I N G T H I S S Y S T E M I N A S M A L L B U S I N E S S E N V I R O N M E N T W O U L D L E A D T O A PA R A N O I D W O R K C U LT U R E .
  12. 12. Just remember, because something works for one business doesn’t mean it will work for all. Don’t emulate blindly. Lead boldly.

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