Patagonia allows employees to make their own schedules. They still have to work full time, they just get to decide when to work. Also, because the company is filled with outdoor athletes and its corporate headquarters sit right on the Pacific, whenever the waves are good, employees are allowed to stop working—even when they’re on deadline, even if they’re in the middle of a meeting—and go surfing. It’s a corporate policy that Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard famously dubbed “Let my people go surfing.” … [Read more...] about Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy
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Like Andreessen (and probably you as well), I can relate when he describes productivity as one of his guilty pleasures. I first discovered productivity when I was burned out from summer school at college and in the middle of a new semester. I needed to get back into studying. Productivity advice was a nerdy, entertaining, form of procrastination. If I had only one or two hours’ worth of willpower a day to study, what would I do? How could I ease myself into doing more? … [Read more...] about Try these 3 tactics to boost your personal productivity
Other states don’t have the support of sympathetic policy. Hadler voiced his concern about Nebraska’s ruling: “The governor of Nebraska is playing politics and clearly doesn’t know how to handle a public health crisis,” he says, “because that is a terrible approach to public health.” In an update email to Fast Company, Julie Naughton, a spokesperson for Nebraska’s health department, said: “We expect the federal government to provide enough vaccine for everyone in the state. . . . Proof of citizenship is not a requirement to receive the vaccine.” Still, the governor’s press secretary tweeted that while there will be enough doses, “Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants.” (The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.) … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
And now is a good time to start thinking about it: This week, the IRS launched its Free File system, which works with third-party tax preparers to let people file their taxes online for free. If you earned $72,000 or less last year, you can take advantage of this feature and get an early start on tax filing season, which officially begins on February 12. Using Free File and setting up a direct deposit will help you get money you’re owed more quickly. The service works with at least nine third-party providers, including Intuit’s TurboTax. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus check still not received? Free File could be a way to claim it
Meanwhile, we’ve also started hosting “fireside chats” with women leaders from inside the company so our employees can learn from those who’ve risen through the ranks in male-dominated fields. The reality is that we don’t currently have the female representation we’d like to see among our own upper ranks, so we’ve also been inviting inspiring women from outside the company to encourage our own female employees to think proactively about their own career development. This way, they can identify growth opportunities and we can swoop in with the support they need to rise through the ranks (rather than get frustrated and leave); we’ve started offering regular mentoring and executive coaching to women employees with leadership potential. … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Built A Brogrammer Culture. Now We’re Undoing It