iii) If you break ReleaseDev, buy croissants the next day
We don’t reinvent the wheel at Squareclock. But we deliver more value to our customers than large software development teams.
Imagine a world without meetings, an endless flow of internal bulk email or any other FIY kind of communication. Discuss what you need to know with people next door, or if lucky even in the same room when you need to know it. Use chat if you need some ‘expert-wording’, visit the engineer in charge of the product if you need a demo. Make decisions or have them made in a glimpse as the management is next door. Make direct use of R&D as your richest input ressource for frontend development, marketing and content design. Work with mostly cool people as clients, suppliers and collaborators, choose them yourself and listen to your gut to do so. Does that sound like the work-heaven and the place to be for smart, modern people?
It is for some, but it takes quite a bit of ‘balls’ (sorry, there is just no better expression that is non-sexist) both on the development side and for those who work on the commercial deployment of innovation. Floating freely in the space of possibilities requires courage, respect and a lot of heartfelt intuition, every day.
That is also why there is a treat at Squareclock, every once in a while. You know what happened the day before, when you enter the office and there are two bags full of croissants and pains chocolates. Someone just broke Releasedev, the Queen of all workspaces.
It hasn’t happened in a long time, so I needed to take this shot at the bakery…