Dell explains the culture and dynamics of Dell, Inc. during its early years. The company was run by hardworking, versatile people who were action-orientated and willing to listen. Many of those early employees went on to fill important positions at the company later on. Some employees, however, had a hard time as the company grew, even though they had performed well when the company was smaller. At a fast-growing company, Dell notes, the job grows faster than the person. A certain kind of job will vary enormously during different stages of the growth of the company.
May 1, 2007