Succession Planning – the Spotify Way

Until now, it’s been a conscious choice for our Succession Planning to be fairly casual. During our years as a start-up and then years in scaling mode, our more relaxed approach with tools like the Talent Snapshot, were perfectly suited to us. Last year we took a pause to ask ourselves: with the hyper-growth more […]


The Spotify Band

If you follow and are the slightest interested in what’s up at Spotify, you most likely know we like to think of ourselves as a band. Ok, sure, we don’t look a lot like that group you put together in high school that could only play one Led Zeppelin song, but we still think the […]


Our Band Manifesto

The Spotify Way Over the past year or so we have come to a realization: We talk a lot about and refer back to “The Spotify Way,” but we have never truly defined what that is. As a result, others have tried to define it for us, to varying degrees of success. If you search […]


Time to rethink the traditional approach to career – including skills and growth?

Feeling that love/hate relationship with the traditional tools and processes for developing people? More specifically; the career frameworks and the typical career paths that we have gotten used to, that go hand-in-hand with hierarchical job architectures built on level structures and impressive business titles. While we don’t question the intent of them, like clarity for […]




Bring it, 2020, we are ready for you!

Six culture pegs that might stress you out in 2020 My love for culture work never seems to fade and new trends continue to arise in this space. But are they really shiny new truths or are just old common knowledge in new packaging? Whatever the case, there are a couple of areas I predict […]



HR doesn’t need to be data experts..

..but People Analytics do! We often hear the assumption that HR needs to become more data literate if the function is to advance and realise the potential that People Analytics has to offer. Whilst we don’t necessarily disagree with the sentiment of this, what we do disagree with is how a large part of the […]