if you haven’t already, it’s now time for you to go and read what might be the most interesting publication in company and workplace culture this year:
There is just too much interesting stuff in here to discuss in one blog post so I’ll probably break this down to a few posts (or we discuss it on the podcast), but here are some highlights:
- No management – people work on the projects where they feel they can be of most use and move their desks to form groups accordingly.
- No juniors – only hire extremely competent and driven people at the height of their careers. No costly bringing up of juniors, they have enough attraction as an employer that they don’t need to “grow their own” – they can attract the best within the business.
- Compensation based on peer review – salaries are based on stack ranking by your co-workers. You make what the guy sitting next to you think you should make based on your contributions.
- “T-shaped” employees – hire people with a broad range of skills that are also one of the best in their field within a narrow discipline (sounds a bit like The “Jack of all trades” department put into practice!).
Valve also lists what they think they could improve on (mentoring, predicting more than a few months away etc) which is very self-aware of them, could be interesting to discuss as well.
But what are you waiting for – let me know when you read it, can’t wait to discuss it with you (and Jeff)!
And may all your TF2 hats be awesome,