netflix case study


Netflix has a unique approach to the performance of its employees. It employs a culture wit few rules and no tolerance for average or poor performers. Workers can earn top of the market pay but no bonuses development training or career planning.  Vacation is at the discretion of the employee. The focus is on  what people get done, not how many hours or days they worked.  Netflix officials maintain that when employee discretion rules employees can be trusted to do the right things. Reed Hastings the CEO, say “we are more focused on the absence of procedure- managing through talented people rather than a rule book.”


There is no policy on vacation time. Workers decide for example how much vacation and sick leave to take. The only rues are being out sick for more than five days requires a doctor’s excuse, and times off beyond 30 days per year require human resources approval. The human resources director interviewed an applicant who expressed surprise at the vacation time approach. He said “I am workaholic and never take time off. I need someone to make sure I take my time or I won’t use it.” He was told. We hire adults and if you do not know how to manage your vacations you won’t fit in. If someone does something wrong they are told it was wrong. After that they either “get it” or they are gone. The CEO says, “We try to be fair, but the length of an employee’s Netflix career is not our primary concern. If someone is not extraordinary we let them go.” If a person is rated as average or mediocre during the performance review process, he or she is dismissed. The human resources officer notes that really good workers get frustrated at working with average performers. They feel it is important to get rid of those who do not perform even though other companies often don’t not.


Annual 360 degree reviews provide “direct and honest feedback.” Another human resources official notes, “In many companies when I want you to leave, my job is to prove you’re incompetent.  Here I write a check. We exchange severance for a release.”  The company does not “coddle” employees dose not ask how someone “feels”. When they are dismissed people usually find new jobs quickly and to date no one has sued.


The culture is designed to initiate and maintain creativity. If efficiency was the gold, more structure and rules would be needed, the CEO notes.  As the company gets bigger it may be more difficult to allow the same amount of freedom. As one observer noted, ‘Good people can do things and can be relied on to police themselves.”  The lack of rules coupled with a serious performance culture make Netflix an interesting place to work.


Please read the case study entitled “Performance Management at Netflix”.


Write a 2-3 page paper.  In your paper discuss the following:


  • Would you find working at Netflix exciting or frightening? Why?
  • Can everyone in a company be above average? If so, how can you tell if someone is truly above average?


Include a cover sheet and 2-3 references.  Only 2 to 3 website reference will be allowed (not Wikipedia).  Please adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th ed., 2nd printing when writing and submitting assignments and papers.


Used APA format, TNR 12 point front, Doable spaced, 1 inch margin, include a title page. Cite your references within the text.   


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Read the Arthur Anderson: Questionable Accounting Practices case. You are to write a four to six (4-6) page paper that answers the following questions:


  1. Review the mandated requirements for legal compliance (from Chapter 4) and determine which requirements apply to the Arthur Anderson case. Explain your rationale.
  2. Discuss how the issues with the Arthur Anderson case may have played out differently if the Sarbanes-Oxley Act had been enacted in 1999.
  3. Determine and discuss which elements of the framework for ethical decision making in business (from Chapter 5) played the biggest role in the Anderson case. Explain your reasoning.
  4. Discuss how the situations at Arthur Anderson may have played out differently if their senior management had displayed the habits of strong ethical leaders.  Provide specific examples to support your response.
  5. Include at least three (3) references, no more than three (3) years old, from material outside the course.


The format of the paper is to be as follows:


  • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides (APA format).
  • Type the question followed by your answer to the question.
  • In addition to the four to six (4-6) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.


Note: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.

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How did the geography of Greece lead to the rise of the city-state

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Directions: For this assignment, you will assume the role of international business coordinator for your
company. Your supervisor, who is a woman, will be traveling to India (or choose another country) soon for
a week-long visit. Research the culture and write her an e-mail explaining what a female U.S. executive
would need to know about concepts of language context, ethical behavior, personal space, and social
behavior to conduct business successfully in that country. She will be meeting with people in their offices
and will be socializing afterwards. Visit this site Country Reports at to
begin your research.


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250 words


In this discussion, you will solve quadratic equations by two main methods: factoring and using the quadratic formula View the example to complete this discussion.


  • For the factoring problem, be sure you show all steps to the factoring and solving. Show a check of your solutions back into the original equation.
  • For the quadratic formula problem, be sure that you use readable notation while you are working the computational steps. Refer to the Inserting Math Symbols handout for guidance with formatting.
  • Present your final solutions as decimal approximations carried out to the third decimal place. Due to the nature of these solutions, no check is required.
  • Incorporate the following four math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing. Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.
    • Quadratic formula
    • Factoring
    • Completing the square
    • Discriminant


Use FACTORING to solve:

Use the QUADRATIC FORMULA to solve:


25x  – x3  = 0

3x2 + x – 2 = 0


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Read What’s Driving Porsche? and History of Porsche AG – FundingUniverse and describe the company’s history, products, and major competitors in a paragraph or two. Assess the financial performance and condition of the organization. Then, conduct a SWOT analysis detailing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that may affect the organization. Finally, assess the quality of the decisions made by the company and provide recommendations for improvement. (NOTE: This will become part of your Final Case Study).

Your paper must be five to six pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), incorporate at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library (other than the case and textbook), and be formatted according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Assignment 1: LASA 2: Organization Website Review




Select either an international service organization or a multinational corporation and conduct a preliminary assessment of their website.


In your review:


  • Explain your initial impression of the organization based upon your initial review of their corporate website.
  • Analyze their Vision, Mission and Goals  in reference to the company’s competitive strategy, branding and messaging
  • Analyze the company’s strategic approach to globalization and their approach to competition, sustainability, CSR, marketing, analysis (external, internal, industry), and cross border issues
  • Examine the company’s financials included in their most recent annual report and review the profit margin statement from the CEO. What conclusions can you draw from their financial statements?
  • Evaluate the firm’s Corporate Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. What expectations are presented in the policy? Explain the tangibility of the company’s policies
  • Include an organizational assessment using SWOT or Porter’s Five Forces
  • Explain the company’s capacity to be able to fulfill strategic missions while increasing profit margin
  • Include an Introduction and Summary statement in your review.


Your paper should be between 7 -10 pages in length, in correct APA format and use 4-5 outside sources.



Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explanation of initial impression of corporate website


Analyze vision, mission and goals in reference to company’s competitive strategy, branding and messaging


Analyze the company’s strategic approach to globalization and their approach to competition, sustainability, CSR, marketing, analysis and cross border issues


Draw conclusions from their financial statements


Evaluate expectations and tangibility of Corporate Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy


Organizational assessment using SWOT or Porter’s Five Forces is included


Explanation of the company’s capacity to be able to fulfill strategic missions while increasing profit margin is provided


Writing components: Organization, usage and mechanics, APA elements and style






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1.     a. Consider the following types of substitution mutations. Make a table describing the DNA mutation, the effects on the protein and the possible effects on the cell:


transition, transversion, missense, nonsense, neutral, silent and frameshift


b. Consider a protein that has the following sequence of amino acid.  This is the wild type protein sequence.


            Met – Thr – Cys – His – Ser – Ser …


Mutations of the DNA have led to the following protein sequences.  In each case, provide an explanation of a mutation or mutations that are most likely to have could have occurred.  Discuss how these mutations will effect the cell.


                        a.  Met –  Thr – Ser – His – Ser – Ser …

b.  Met – Thr

c.  Met – Thr – Leu– Ser – Phe – Phe ……


            c. Codons for the same amino acid tend to differ only by the third base position.  Why?


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Q 1 OF 20

Judicical review is the practice of ?

A.periodic review of presidential foreign policy by individual justices. of supreme court decisions by congress.

C.systematic evaluation of lower court decisions by the supreme court.

D.determination by the federal courts of the constitutionality of state and federal law and of action by congress and the president.


Q 2 of 20

which of the following was NOT an author of the Federalist Papers ?

A.John Jay

B.James Madison

C.George Washington

D.John Adams


Q 3 OF 20

Despite the principle of separation of powers, which of the following is an example of the president’s (the executive legislative powers )?

A.The power to set tariffs on imported goods.

B.The power to recommend measures to Congress

C.Executive review of Supreme Court decisions

D.The power to remove cabinet secretaries.


Q 4 OF 20

The ______supported strong state governments because they believed that states would be close to the popular will ?




D.opposing parties.


Q 5 OF 20

President Bush and Governor Blanco struggled to agree about how to respond to Hurricane Katrina due to ?

A.political differences and perceptions of incompetence by both.

B.President Bush never having been in a hurricane before.

C.Governor Blanco being a woman.

D.Mayor Nagin’s lack of emotional response to the disaster.


Q 6 OF 20

The Twenty-seventh Amendment ?

A.lowered the voting age to 18.

B.reinforced the due-process clause

C.specifies parameters for congressional pay raises.

D.liberalizes illegal searches and seizures.


Q 7 OF 20

A shift toward cooperative federalism was evidenced by President Obama’s support of the stimulus bill that included temporary ______funding for _______functions such as education and public safety ?






Q 8 OF 20

Many properties elites, in the 1780s, were convinced that a strong ______government was essential for the country to flourish ?






Q 9 OF 20

Realistic application of constitutional principles depends on ?

A.the hypocrisy of politicians

B.the absolutist language of the document. understanding of the motives of the Framers.

D.current political relationships.


Q 10 OF 20

why was the division of power among the three branches of government an insufficent means to balance thier powers ?

A.The legislature, as the only initiator of laws, could dominate the other two branches.

B.congress has more members than the two branches.

C.Supreme Court judges are impeachable.

D.The president could become a dictator.


Q 11 OF 20

Which of the following presidents is credited with creation of the New Federalism ?

A.Bill Clinton

B.George W.Bush

C.Ronald Regan

D.Jimmy Carter.


Q 12 OF 20

Sates can choose to ignore federal speed limit and other safety requirements if they are willing to forego ______ for highways and roads ?

A.state funding

B.state repairs

C.federal funding

D.federal enforcement.


Q 13 OF 20

The primary motivation of the Framers, according to Charles Beard, was to ?

A.protect thier propoerty rights through creation of a strong national government.

B.provide opportunities for political advancement for the Framers.

C.strengthen states ‘ rights in order to allow more effective resolution of property disputes.

D.create an egalitarian system of property distribution


Q 14 OF 20

Congress proposed all 27 constitutional amendments ?






Q 15 OF 20

The Magna Carta and writings of ______illustrate the English legal hertiage that limited government authority ?

A.John Locke

B.Thomas jefferson

C.Patric Henry

D.James Madison


Q 16 OF 20

Backers of a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution might consider the following strategy ?

A.seeking support for such an amendment through approval by at least 34 state conventions, as almost occured in the 1980s.

B.mounting a federal court case and seeking appeals to the Supreme Court.

C.pursuing approval of an amendment in the House and Senate, to then be sent to state legislatures.

D.collecting signatures to mount the proposal as national referendum.


Q 17 OF 20

Public education involves the federal government in which of the following ways ?

A.Overseeing local school boards.

B.Forbidding racial discrimination.

C.Ensuring equal funding for all schools.

D.Providing funding for school construction.


Q 18 OF 20

Some might suggest that the Constitution favoured placing power in the hands of economic elites. Which of the following does NOT fit this argument ?

A.The Electoral College

B.The election of senators.

C.The Tenth Amendment

D.The presidential veto.


Q 19 OF 20

Which of the following is a true statement about the Federalists and Anti-Federalists ?

A.Both factions distrusted the power of state governments.

B.Federalists were pessimistic about human nature, and Anti-Federalists were more optimistic about human nature.

C.The Anti-Federalists preferred a nonelected judiciary and elected president.

D.Both factions did not fear foreign threats.


Q 20 OF 20

The Constitution can be amended by ?

A.a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress and three-fourths of the state legislatures.

B.a national referendum.

C.a majority of the Supreme Court and Congress, with the president’s signature.

D.a three-fourth vote of state legislatures and the president’s signature.