Chief People Officer at Zillow Group

Culture Summit Panelist:

Scaling Culture – Insights From Leaders at Various Levels in a Company


Culture Q&A With Dan Spaulding

Describe your ideal workplace culture in 2-3 lines

One that engages, develops, and admits when it is wrong.


What do most companies spend a silly amount of time on?  Instead, where should they invest that time?

Trying to change the behavior of people who clearly aren’t willing to change. That time should be focused on developing the people to take that person’s role.


What are some common misconceptions about culture?

That it is owned by leadership or HR – culture is equally owned across the organization. However, it must be cultivated by leadership- that can’t be outsourced.