Unlocking Internal Mobility

Continuous growth has always been part of Spotify’s DNA, right from day one. We’ve focussed both on expanding the workforce quickly, and we’ve always understood that focusing on our band members’ growth and enabling a learning culture has been critical to talent attraction, retention and subsequently critical to the success of our business. As the […]



Learning & Development Impact By Watering The Pear Trees

At Spotify we call our Learning & Development (L&D) team the GreenHouse. How we grow and learn as human beings can be compared with gardening within a greenhouse. Just like plants, we humans need a good foundation to grow in, a foundation of values and a culture that is psychologically safe, challenging enough and encouraging. […]




Spotify’s People Strategy

Recently I was recording a video for HR The Real Deal’s series of VODs (Videos On Demand), and Human Capital Europe, where the interviewer, Anne-Marie Andric, asked me about Spotify’s People Strategy.  It was great to be able to explain the strategy as a complete package. The work that the entire HR team at Spotify […]





Embracing failure builds culture

I recently opened the Tribe Conference talking about Spotify’s people strategy and culture. During this period of hyper growth at Spotify, what could be more important than the actions that help us to build culture? For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another, with a shared interest, a shared […]