If you’re serious about getting the most out of yourself and the talent around you, then you’ll have a read of this and you’ll have a think about whether you can benefit from un-managing the talent in your business. We believe that if you truly want to set free the talent in your organisation, then you’ll step up and experiment with the very simple approaches that are put forward by the people from 37Signals. There’s some simple ideas here and the spirit of them is exactly right if you want to take some steps towards building a high performance culture.
So, time to stop counting sick days and vacation days… time to start letting people and teams manage each other… or perhaps more correctly, lead for and with each other. However large your organisation, you’ll be able to find a way of making these ideas, or some like them, work for you. At the end of the day, it’s alway all about maximising control, confidence and connectedness… and if you don’t believe that, then you’ll probably never quite fulfill your potential or create an environment where those around you will.