Contribution Culture in a Drupal Shop: The Business Of Giving Back


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Contribution Culture in a Drupal Shop: The Business Of Giving Back is a presentation that was given by Brett Burns & Gabrielle Garon at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit in Vancouver on Oct 6th, 2103.

This session covered building, defining and systemizing a contributing culture in an open source firm.

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Contribution Culture in a Drupal Shop: The Business Of Giving Back

  1. 1. Contribution Culture in a Drupal Shop: The Business of Giving Back Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit Oct 6th , 2013 By Brett Burns & Gabrielle Garon
  2. 2. Who are we? I’m Gabrielle Garon HR Coordinator at ImageX @GabrielleGaron
  3. 3. Who are we? I’m Brett Burns Marketing Coordinator at ImageX Co-Chair of PNW Drupal Summit @BrettJohnBurns
  4. 4. Who are we?
  5. 5. Who are we?
  6. 6. Goals What the… is Contribution Culture?  Define  Systemize  Celebrate
  7. 7. 1. Define
  8. 8. Define #Buzzwords  #Hashtag  Innovation  Epic  Low Hanging Fruit  Selfie  The Cloud  Big Data  Anything 2.0  Mobile  Flat Culture
  9. 9. Define “A culture is the values and practices shared by the members of the group. Company culture, therefore, is the shared value and practices of the company’s employees.”
  10. 10. Define
  11. 11. Define Culture #IRL Video clip from Office Space
  12. 12. Define Culture? So what? 1.Engagement + 2.Empowerment = 3.Retention
  13. 13. Define Enough with the Theory 1.Dream it 2.Build it 3.Live it
  14. 14. 2. Systemize
  15. 15. Systemize Building a Contributing Culture Through programs and systems, create vehicles that mobilize your mission to contribute 1.Accountability 2.Support 3.Incentivize
  16. 16. Systemize Accountability Hold team members accountable for their contributing actions. Create objectives Reporting Devoted Dev Days
  17. 17. Systemize Support Have the right support systems in place that will enable and empower team members to contribute. Mentorship Encouragement Financial Support
  18. 18. Systemize Incentivize Provide incentive for team members to encourage contribution. Education fund Speaker allowance Employee referral program
  19. 19. But why should I contribute?
  20. 20. Systemize Why get Involved? More contributions means less work for you.
  21. 21. Systemize Why get Involved? Learn faster & gain influence.
  22. 22. Systemize Why get Involved? More contributions = More business
  23. 23. Systemize Why get Involved? More contributions attract great people.
  24. 24. Okay, but why create a system?
  25. 25. Systemize Why create a system? 1.If I know that there’s a system in place – what am “I” going to do? 2.If you set up the system and the team member doesn’t act accordingly… then maybe they’re not the right fit with your culture.
  26. 26. Systemize Why create a system? Without a system in place, there is no vehicle to help mobilize your contribution culture.
  27. 27. How do I contribute?
  28. 28. Systemize How do I contribute? 1.Camps 2.Summits 3.DrupalCon 4.Drupal Association 5.Development 6.Themes 7.Distributions 8.Meetups 9.Local Drupal Users Groups 10.Presentations
  29. 29. 3. Celebrate
  30. 30. Celebrate Celebrate the little things.
  31. 31. Celebrate Special nuance methods of celebration matter more.
  32. 32. Celebrate Celebrate the individual and their accomplishment. It’s not always what they did but HOW they did it.
  33. 33. Celebrate
  34. 34. Thank you! Any Question?