The Culture Club Book club

Book club | 25.02.2019

Culture Decks Decoded – Bretton Putter

Our book shelf is always bursting at the seams with the latest reads. So, in the spirit of sharing, we decided to create a book club. Our culture specialist Nikki’s just put down Bretton Putter’s ‘Culture Decks Decoded‘. Find out the key takeaways in our book review.

What is Culture Decks Decoded all about?

I’m always interested in how people define culture. As they explain in this book:

“Culture is as unique as a strand of your DNA: Similar in some ways to other people’s, but ultimately inimitable

Culture Decks Decoded is an anthology of some of the most famous and lesser famous culture decks from companies across the world, including those famous Netflix slides.

Broken down into themes, you can see how different organisations describe everything from culture, vision and values to diversity, onboarding and employee feedback.

It’s a great handbook if you’re curious about other companies and are looking for some inspiration. If you’re thinking about writing your own culture deck, here are a few of the headlines:

Be deliberate 

Culture happens anyway, so choose the culture you want and need. 

Be really specific

Pinpoint the discrete parts of your culture that embody who you are and can’t be mistaken for anyone else.

Be authentic

Take inspiration but find your own voice and make sure it’s true to who you are.

Don’t exaggerate

Culture decks are fashionable and they’re a powerful way of attracting and retaining the right people. It’s good to be aspirational but make sure it’s grounded in reality. 

Would you like to read this book?

Once we’ve finished reading a book, we share the headlines and then pass it on to anyone who wants to read it – just send us a message and we’ll pop it in the post. Once you’re done with it, you can either let it live forever on your shelf or share it with someone new.

As always, if you’d like to read this book, email nikki@wearethecultureclub.co.uk. We’ll pop it in the post to the first person who asks.

Culture decks decoded