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Netflix Slideshow Offers Inside Look At Company's Talent-First Management Strategy

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Are you an average worker just phoning it in? If so, Netflix is not impressed.

In an internal document, entitled "Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture," the company offers a close look at its people strategy.

The 128-slide guide from 2009 ("meant for reading not presenting") offers an inside look at the kinds of perks Netflix workers can expect (vacation days aren't tracked) along with guidelines for managers looking to foster and grow a creative staff. It "may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley," Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is quoted as saying in GQ, which brought the guide renewed attention in a recent article.

On one slide, managers are advised to give workers The Keeper Test: Would you fight to keep your worker? If the answer is no, managers are advised to fire their under-performer, but still give them a generous severance package.

Take a look at the slideshow here and let us know in the comments what you think:

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