04 May '13, 10pm

“Drinking the Kool-Aid™” How We Create Value Alignment via @pivotallabs

Over my four year tenure at Pivotal Labs I’ve heard it a lot: “You guys really drink the Kool-Aid around here, don’t you?” and I’d shake it off with a joke, “Yeah, you can grab anything from the fridge you want, so long as it’s powder-based fruit punch.” I thought I knew what they were getting at, we’re pretty rigorous about things that are radically different from the way most software developers work – TDD, pair programing, and a common start time to name a few. But it takes more than common practices to build a culture that is so strong that it consistently elicits cult analogies. First off, I’m not excited to be called a cult member – the term is derogatory and carries a lot of baggage with it. But if we look at this definition from Wikipedia, the word cult is a ”term for a new religious movement or other group whose beliefs or practices are considered abnormal or biza...

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