Wednesday, September 25, 2013

time + freedom

Today I met with two guys from a company in Mexico where the developers have a hack day after every sprint. People can work on whatever they want that will be relevant for the company during this time. It's one day, eight hours more or less, of dedicated freedom.

What a great initiative. Dedicated freedom within a time frame is as close to serious play as it gets.

It's important to point out that this is not a huge company with tons of resources. They're small and they have a lot to accomplish. But they've started this practice from the beginning, as a way to foster an innovative culture.

Why doesn't everyone do this?

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