37Signals and their workplace experiments

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Late in May, 37Signals.com had announced a workplace experiment – a whole month to yourself. The big idea was that their employees could take the entire month of June and work on whatever they wanted to work on.

Their idea as mentioned in their blog post:

This June will be a full month of free time to think, explore, mock up, prototype, whatever. People can go solo or put together a team – it’s entirely up to them. This is a month to unwind and create without the external pressures of other ongoing projects or expectations. We’re effectively taking a month off from non-essential scheduled/assigned work to see what we can do with no schedule/assignments whatsoever.

They had also indicated that they will share with the community if they come up with something that is worth sharing.

Its already 17th July and we haven’t hear from them on the results of their experiments. The comments on their post is currently closed.

In my opinion, it would be great to know the results of their experiments, good or bad and also to understand their learnings from this experiment.

Hoping that they will share the results soon!

PS: I had also posted my thoughts on this experiments in my post – “Changing how we approach work”.

 

Do share your thoughts and continue the discussion