You will also discover:
- that by eliminating distractions, you can provide more than enough work in less than 40 hours a week;
- that meetings are useless: rather than reacting immediately to a given piece of information, write it down and study it;
- that it is perfectly acceptable to do nothing, because being effective means succeeding in having free time and not working all the time;
- that a company is not a family: your work should never become more important than your family and private life;
- that talent should not be looted, but maintained and cultivated: focus on the work provided by your employees rather than on their diplomas;
- that the best way to do more work is to have less to do: you have to know how to say no to get some time back.
How many times have you heard someone say, “things have been crazy at work”? Maybe you've even said it yourself. But why all this madness? Today, being overwhelmed and exhausted has become a symbol of success for many people. People work more, but accomplish less and less, because they waste a lot of time on trivia. Hours are wasted on meetings, distractions, and inefficient work practices. Chaos should not be the hallmark of the workplace and anxiety is not a prerequisite for progress. Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are the managers of Basecamp, an application used to organize projects and internal communications. They have created a healthy and sustainable company, and hope to be an inspiration for change. To this day, running a company with peace of mind is unfortunately not the custom. Put toxic standards aside and finally recognize that when it's crazy at work, there's a problem!