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Culture and work-life integration: How to make it happen

Executives from Facebook, Zillow and BHGRE share their secrets

SAN FRANCISCO -- "People don't leave companies, they leave managers," said Keith Watts, the industry lead for financial services and real estate at Facebook. He was answering a question from an attendee at the Inman Connect San Francisco off-site CEO Connect event -- held at Facebook headquarters. And that assertion was followed by a panel specifically about culture and work-life integration. Jerry Canning, Facebook's US head of industry -- who moderated the panel -- opened the discussion by asking what they thought culture was while also digging into their core values. "Culture for us is the underlying color" that infuses everything at Facebook, said Lori Goler, vice president of people at Facebook. Sherry Chris, CEO at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, said that they are changing one of the core values of the company -- innovation -- to integration. Eight years ago when she started the brand, innovation was important, but integration has since become the dominant va...