Valuable Lessons from the TV Show Mad Men

While it may seem foolish, there is a lot to be learned from the television show Mad Men.

For those that don’t know, it’s set approximately 50 years ago in an advertising company. All of the usual stereotypes are there; gender roles, booze and heavy smoking. Same goes for the work environment. In this post by Brian Halligan co-founder and CEO at HubSpot, Halligan explains what makes HubSpot literally the Best Place to Work in Boston according to the Boston Business Journal, and what differentiates HubSpot from other companies.

As a result of Mad Men, the HubSpot CEO thought about which former corporate norms don’t make sense any more. Vacation policies, hours, extreme transparency, office seating and many other tenants of 1950s office culture have all been obliterated by Halligan and his team.

While they may not have everything perfectly right in 50 years, in hindsight, HubSpot may  pave the way for other companies to follow suit.

CA
Contributing Author

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