Is the business of business just business? And if so, how far does “business” go? Are benefits business? Internal committees?
I’ve always been a fan of the ethos of Basecamp. I love how they simplify.
I really like their readiness to do the things that make sense, rather than the things that LinkedIn or every management consultant tells you that you should be doing.
April 26th, they announced 6 major changes. Here are their headlines:
- No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account.
- No more paternalistic benefits (health & education allowances).
- No more committees (e.g. on D&I).
- No more lingering or dwelling on past decisions.
- No more 360 reviews.
- No forgetting what we do here (e.g. not social impact).
Wow! So I have views on all of these, but it’s not my company, so they’re irrelevant.
As a way to simplify what happens in a company, does doing this take away more than it contributes?
How would this go down in your company? What would you / your teams think to this?
Is it a case that this may be right for them, but not for others?
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