Melissa Daimler with Stacey Zolt Hara - Reculturing (Shack 15 Event)

Melissa Daimler
in conversation with Stacey Zolt Hara


 Signed Books Available 
Shack 15 Live at the SF Ferry Building

Thurs., July 28, 2022 • 6:00pm PT

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Leverage the power of systems thinking to clarify your purpose, build your strategy, and design your culture.

It's no secret that culture is key to attracting and engaging top talent. But the vast majority of culture efforts fail as quickly as they started. Why? Because leaders are creating and communicating organizational values, but they're failing to connect those values to their behaviors, processes, and practices of the organization.

ReCulturing is the playbook for building a business in which employees are clear on the why, what, and how they are working. ReCulturing is not a one-time change effort because culture is not something we ultimately have, but rather something we do. One of today's most renowned thought leaders and practitioners on the issue, Melissa Daimler provides a modern definition of culture that is more of a verb than a noun. Culture needs to be reviewed consistently, just like strategy and purpose. Focusing on these three areas leads to higher performance and engagement. In the pages of this book, you'll learn:

  • A powerful framework for designing and evolving organizational culture that goes beyond values to also include behaviors, processes, and practices.
  • How to embed behaviors into core people processes like hiring, onboarding, talent managing, offboarding, strategizing and decision making
  • How to integrate "why you work" "what you do" and "how you do it" into an employee experience
  • Why it's crucial to make sure a company's practices evolve as the company changes

The book also features illuminating real-life stories recounting what has and hasn't worked at some of today's largest and most influential companies.

Whether you're launching a startup, running a global firm, or overseeing the shift to a hybrid work setting, ReCulturing provides everything you need to the kind of culture that drives long-term business success.

Melissa Daimler is the author of ReCulturing: Design Your Company Culture to Connect with Strategy and Purpose for Lasting Success (2022). She is the Chief Learning Officer of Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online. She is helping the company evolve their platform and approach to learning, helping the global workforce also re-design how they think about culture and work. Alongside her team, she is also testing out ideas internally with Udemates to bring best practices to the companies for which Udemy partners. Prior to Udemy, she launched Daimler Partners, a boutique advisory and coaching company that worked with founders and leaders to help them design and scale their culture. She leveraged the experience she had as an executive who faced multiple leadership viewpoints throughout her career. Daimler led HR for a fast-growing venture-funded startup. She also created and built Learning & Organizational Development functions for Adobe, Twitter and WeWork. Daimler is a speaker, panelist, and contributor to Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Forbes. One of the first coaches certified by the International Coach Federation (“ICF”), she graduated from the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School with a M.S. in Organizational Development.

Stacey Zolt Hara has served as Udemy’s Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications since April 2022. She has spent the past two decades helping some of the world's largest organizations support business goals through purpose-driven communications and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining Udemy, Zolt Hara served as Visa's Global Head of Employee and Executive Communications, and, previously, as Global Head of Corporate Reputation and Public Affairs. Earlier, she held a variety of leadership roles at Edelman, Ogilvy Public Relations and Quintiles, including several years based in Asia Pacific. She began her career as a reporter covering the United States Congress and went on to serve as a communications advisor to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and other politicians. Zolt Hara earned a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University and an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University.


Melisssa Daimler photo courtesy of the author; Stacey Zolt Hara photo courtesy of the author



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ReCulturing: Design Your Company Culture to Connect with Strategy and Purpose for Lasting Success By Melissa Daimler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781264278602
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Published: McGraw-Hill Companies - May 10th, 2022