Blind Monks and an Elephant

Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 11 ratings)

When an organizational elephant grows, specialization follows until employees begin relating to the organization only through the parts they’re closest to. This talk will describe where SoundCloud has both succeeded and failed at establishing a culture of collaboration between different parts of the organization such that we can continue specializing without going blind to our common goal.

SoundCloud is a 200 person large company and is quite conscious of its internal culture.

At different stages of growth we have had different incentives, organizational structure and practices SoundCloud. Find out what worked and what didn’t work out at the different stages of growth in the engineering department of SoundCloud.

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Sean Treadway

Soundcloud Ltd

Engineer at SoundCloud, architecting the present and future of the world’s leading audio platform.


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