Since moving into a quasi-management role at my current employer, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to continue fostering creativity and innovation while growing. It's a tough challenge - one that many companies get wrong and one that many people suffer because of.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings summarizes the situation and Netflix's response in this amazing slide deck. I consider it a must read for anyone who's involved in running a growing business. The Netflix approach is that sort of sheer genius that makes things so clear, concise, obvious, and simple that it seems easy, and makes you wonder why everyone isn't already doing it. Hint: nothing valuable is ever easy. The easy way is what you're used to.