Daivon Barrow


Growing up I can always remembering going to Block Buster to get the latest rental on the movies. The store was so beneficial for people because you can watch a movie by renting the movie. Over time as things changed, and a new & improved software was created. It allowed people to watch many of movies from their location. Netflix was the name of the new software that made a difference in people’s leisure time.  In 1997 Reed Hastings, and Mark Rudolph changed the dynamics, and culture of streaming media, video on demand online, and DVD through email. These two young men had a remarkable dream, and made it more accessible for everyone. Netflix purpose was to become the best global entertainment distribution service, licensing entertainment content around the world, and creating markets that are accessible to film makers according to Netflix Inc”.

Of course by having an impactful creation worldwide it would establish a sense of culture expectancy. Netflix has seven key culture component that they abide by. The seven things are values are what we value, high performance, freedom & responsibility, context, not control, and highly aligned loosely coupled, pay top market, promotions and development.  Those are the seven key assets that typically that makes the reputation of this successful company. First they have implemented some very important rules that they stand by. These rules makes the employee’s job more accessible, and flexible. The reasoning behind that statement is because two of the aspects are high performance, and freedom & responsibility. Netflix expects maximum effort, and assets around their company not liabilities. Netflix also states they have a certain type of skills and behavioral characteristics they have installed for their employees to follow. Showing, and teaching the employees etiquette is another reason why this company is unique. Netflix stands out with different things that they require within their employees.  This shows that the company have some intensity for being competitive. They require these different characteristics in their employees to recruit and hire the best.   It also lets you know that they have high expectations for their employees.

Also they suggest, and require you to get your freedom, but be responsible. This rule is a reminder for employees to allow them to get their freedom, but be responsible while you are doing it. The culture foster a successful organization because it allow one to be comfortable at all times. The organization employees loving working for them. The more everyone is comfortable, and enjoying it, the company will continue to be successful.

Netflix culture Is similar to my organization that I have started. Brothers in Action is an organization that was created to help with the division in conversations, and dialogues through all men on campus. It was created to allow some males to have a sense of comfortability through an organization on campus. In comparison Netflix have a sense of similar organization.   If everyone if feeling involved in the organization, and everyone is comfortable it will increase the effectiveness of the organization. After a small comparison of Netflix and Brothers In Action culturally I found another similarity. High performance is something we take deep pride in. Whenever we are preparing for an event or doing community engagement projects we urge for high performance. When you perform highly, and complete a task that you prepared yourself for you gain confidence collectively, and it’s a great feeling. In my opinion for you to have a successful organization or work well in a group everyone needs to be involved.

As shown Netflix is a company that is moving forward, and finding new ways and ideas for it to improve. Over the years it has made remarkable innovations, and as technology increases I am excited to see what Netflix has in store.

Daivon Barrow


The purpose of this case study is to find the common qualities effective teams, and company’s display. There are numerous of successful organizations, and companies, but they all have different guidelines and structure but have the same goal. Many companies like for their employees to have a flexible work schedule that is accessible for their employees. For this unique case study it is extremely important that we magnify the strengths that some companies use and how effective these strategies are. As many would say there may be some strengths to focus on, but there are also some weakness to analyze within some companies.

During class we had the opportunity to watch a short film of the evolution of Google. As a class we were exposed to information that shared when google first started to how it is a multimillion dollar company today. As we learned more information about Google, the film obtained the purpose of Project Aristotle at google. Project Aristotle landed the easiest way to make a working team successful. Google discovered that psychological safety is one of the major key components. If your team members are safe psychological about working together, and not afraid to take risk for each other then they will be successful. You must have a team that can trust each other, and they are willing to sacrifice for one another. The purpose of project Aristotle was to make everyone feel comfortable around each other. The more comfortable someone may be for their job then the more efficient they can be during the work force. Some unique information that was found from learning the study is the accessibility of the job. As shown in the video google, has a barbershop, fitness center, food court, and different physical activities you can get involved in while still being at work. It allows you to perform at your paste because everything is more adaptable for people. Google tries it very best to eliminate as much stress on their employees so they can be very efficient.

Forming effective work teams are the results after proceeding through with the study. Based whom characteristic skills, work ethic, leadership ability, major corporations prefer to work in teams but successfully conquering a task collectively. The team members are show great effectiveness between each other. They come together with ideas, suggestions, and ways to improve. Together they are effectively finding ideas how to improve or be efficient. From the article “ what Google learned from its quest to build the perfect team” by the New York Time Magazine the author states that the team members would get lunch together and hang out with each other outside of the office. This displays friendship and commitment between each other. They also would compete with each other on student ideas to challenge themselves. That explains the commitment and team work they have for each other.

Even in our class we are broken up into groups to work together to conquer a task. This allows us to be social interactive, it also allows us to work intensively to do something well. This also prepares us for us for a company like Google because we have experience working in a group. As being an athlete this will be a helpful or familiar work style, because athletes have experience working collectively, and also competing to do well.

I agree with both, I believe that the research is accurate. I beli that working in groups is an effective way to be efficient. I also believe that there are important qualities that some need to equip in order to have a successful team. To have a successful team you need someone that has leadership instincts. Working collectively allows you to be exposed to different opinions also it brings up topics of discussion. As a leader you need someone to guide everyone out, motivate them, and also encourage them to do well. I participated in a group project, and we would meet daily. The project was for my public relations class. We would share our new ideas, be a voice for each other, and also help each other out. With me having experience on having my own organization it was brought to me to be the leader of the team. I had experience on being as leader so it wasn’t a challenge. I had everyone accountable for their work, and also for their social characteristics. As a group collectively we got better because we enjoyed each other a lot and wanted to do well. The study finding is similar how I run my organization. We meet collectively weekly, and I expect everyone to have their task done each week. We encourage each other, and complement each other as well. Everyone is assigned to some team, and have some position of leadership by having a task every week. It allows your members to get involved and also it allows them to have a sense of ownership.

Daivon Barrow

Daivon Barrow is a senior here at Ashland University. Daivon is a Sport communication unnamedmajor with a minor in sport management. Daivon is also a four year lettermen on the varsity football team here at Ashland University.

Daivon is a leader here at Ashland University. He is the president of Brothers in Action. An organization he created on his own to help improve the interactions, conversations, and dialogues within all males on campus. Daivon is also is the presidential intern. With this opportunity Daivon directly works with President Campo on projects supporting the mission statement and purpose of Ashland University. Also with his busy schedule Daivon is also the vice president of the senior class. He serves on student senate here at Ashland University. Daivon is also the event coordinator of the black student alliance.

Daivon has struggled interacting with other people when he first arrived at AU. He has overcome this challenge, and now he is extremely active. One of his ways by overcoming his challenge was to start an organization. He has dialogues with people no matter their ethnicity, and succeeds at it.

Some of Daivon’s hobbies are working out, and reading. Daivon loves to read. He says that reading relaxes him faster than anything. Some other things that Daivon loves to do is volunteer. He volunteer at a local little league football team in Columbus to help the kids with their technique, and passion for the game. Daivon has also volunteered at his high school to help raise money for funding for the school so they can earn new school equipment.

Daivon ultimate goal is to have his own organization that creates structure and uplift to young males in the inner city. His goal is to get them accustomed to a lot of different opportunity that involves their future in higher education. He is very passionate about working and being an inspiration for the young males.