A few days ago I was on vacation and found the time to re-read Re-Work book. It was published back at 2011 by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals. They wrote this great book based on their experience of managing their company, their time, their colleagues.
This is the second time I read the book and I was astonished how fresh and revolutionary do all the things they wrote about, still look for the most of the companies here in Greece.
It is useful to read it in case you think to start your own company, or a startup, or even you are a team leader in a company. You can change the way your team works, how they express themselves through their work, and how everything they do makes them feel better for being a part of it.
The book provides information on how to transform the products you create, to best suite to your team and become useful to your customers. But the most interesting thing to read about is how you won’t become your customers’ slave. How you have to keep your vision against the voices that ask to change and be something else. That’s the way to create something unique and change the industry.
There are a lot of tips for day to day work and how you can recognize the truly passionate employees, the all “day workers” that like to be victims, and how you can get the best thing from everyone.
Even for the meetings, the guys from 37Signals have a strong opinion on that. "Meetings are TOXIC”. Meetings kill productivity. Think about that. Remember how many working hours were lost in meetings, that made you stay late to finish your day job.
I totally recommend to read this book. It will change the way you think and you work. More info you can find at https://37signals.com/rework