About a month ago I wrote about remote work and quoted Jason Fried. He has been open about his ideas of how we need to look at work differently and sharing his learnings at 37 Signals – now Basecamp, for over two decades.
His latest book ‘It Doesn’t have to be Crazy at Work’ has some extremely appealing ideas.
First : Think of your company as a product used by your employees.
When you think of the company as a product and employees as users the equation changes significantly. You can potentially start by asking questions like: How are the employees using the company? Is it simple to use? Or is it complex? Are there bugs? What is broken?
On FOMO at work – “…very few things that are actually important happen at any given day, most of it is just work ….like it’s standard work….we don’t need to turn work into it… like a 24 hour news ticker.. “
On Goals – “whenever we set a goal it’s numbers based, it sort of discounts all the other things where the real value is and that’s why we don’t believe in goals..”. Utopian? There’s lot more.
Tomasz Tunguz wrote about the book in a post last month (which is where I found it).
Link to Tomasz Tunguz’s post https://bit.ly/2RPnbMv