The second annual Culture Conference took place January 15-16, 2020 at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.

The conference brought together 90 industry leaders from 22 companies and 98 academic thought leaders representing multiple disciplinary perspectives, and fostered a productive exchange of ideas on organizational culture between the worlds of industry practice and academic research. You can watch videos of all the conference sessions here on YouTube.


Representatives from Netflix, Adobe, Genentech, Deloitte, and Pixar Animation Studios engage in a roundtable discussion on linking multiple organizational cultures. Click here to see the full video.


Coach Steve Kerr shares his insights from building a culture of joy and competitiveness for the Golden State Warriors. Click here to see the full video.


Arianna Marchetti (doctoral candidate at INSEAD) and Anjali Bhatt (doctoral candidate at Stanford University) present their research which takes a sociological perspective on the study of organizational culture.


Business leaders from Clorox, Google, Microsoft, and Spencer Stuart discuss their challenges and successes in cultural innovation and assessment.
1. Hilda West, Vice President Talent and Culture at Clorox
2. Mary Kate Stimmler, PhD, People Analytics at Google
3. Chantrelle Nielsen, Senior Director of Workplace Intelligence at Microsoft
4. Jeremiah Lee, Innovation Lead, Advisory Services at Spencer Stuart


Academic research talks on organizational culture presented at the second annual Berkeley Haas Culture Conference: 

1. Douglas Guilbeault, University of Pennsylvania: The collective dynamics of category formation.
2. Aruna Ranganathan, Stanford University: The talk of merit: How managers understand and approach the evaluation of merit in the workplace.
3. Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris: Premixed: How does an organization’s motivation profile influence the legitimacy of purposeful leadership?
4. Dan Denison, IMD Business School: From broad diagnoses to narrow interventions: Transforming cultures by aligning “nudges.”
5. Francisco Brahm, London Business School: The breakdown and recovery of cooperation in large groups: Exploring the role of formal structure using a field experiment.