There is much in Chester’s blog that I like in terms of how to get the best out of employees (that’s why I am sharing it here). But I was miffed by his assumption that employees only buy into your organisation’s culture after they have worked for company a while. This may be true if you more or less hire anyone that turns up for interview. But not if you have a great culture, make this explicit, and then make it hard for people to join your organisation. I can think of many company’s that have done this – Virgin Atlantic. TGIFridays, Apple, and Google for instance.
And beware of ethnocentricity (see pages 340-341) in Chester’s advice. What works in one country might not work in others.