The Keeper Test

My favorite idea from the book on Netflix’s culture – No Rules Rules – is “The Keeper Test.”

Netflix encourages employees to ask their manager this question from time to time – “If I was leaving for another job, would you fight to keep me?”

If the answer is “YES! Of course” – everything is great. If the answer is no, it is time to part ways. And, if the answer is anything in between, it is time for some candid feedback and recalibration.

The candor, transparency, and clarity that the question inspires resonated with me.