The people of 37signals have been experimenting with the workplace routines we’ve all come to know and love in our lives. This post from March 5th outlines some of their ideas, while the recently written ‘Urgency is poisonous’ gives a few conclusions after a good month.
I have to admit it did hear the bells of truth (?) when I read these pieces, certainly the latter one. Speaking for myself; although urgency has helped me out in the past (mostly studying things which didn’t really take away my interest), but when I’m doing the work I like (love?) I can’t say ‘urgency’ as such makes the endproduct better as a whole in general, rather the contrary.
I love the pragmatism the author shows when he is talking about these subjects. An imho great oneliner from the author’s reply to a comment to the latter post : ‘You can’t afford to put out crap products, that’s what you can’t afford to do.’