Committee at Project Eden Incubator
16 years coding, 4 years startups entrepreneur
All the views provided here are my personal opinion and doesn't necessarily reflect my employer's.
10:00 scrum managers
10:20 scrum dev managers
10:35 dev pre-raker
11:00 interview designer
12:00 meeting w/ leadership consultant
13:00 lunch meeting with CLO (Chief Legal Officer)
13:40 debriefing the GWK event
14:20 meeting dev about event lesson learned
15:00 managers pre-raker
17:00 finally sat at my desk
18:00 meeting with a dev
At my company Tiket.com, I clearly instructed that ALL employees in my division (development) should start working on time at 9:00. I never endorse flexible hours. And if they leave at 18:00, I actually encourage them. Why?
First: get a life! I wanted my team to have a balance life of work and fun. How do you lead a healthy social life if you go home late at 21:00 or even 23:00? I also believe that if you have to do overtime a lot, then your project management need a serious tuning. That’s why I gave all three of my managers PMP training (Project Management Professional), to increase productivity and efficiency.
Second: having a meeting before lunch. As you can see above, I was able to have 5 meetings before my lunch. This would not happen if I am “flexible”, letting my employees to come late around 11:00 or even 13:00. This is what happened at my first startup Urbanesia.com. The marketing manager always came late, while all of my programmers are always on time. What happened was we cannot have morning meetings because we have to wait for the marketing person to come to the office. Thus meetings had to be done after lunch time, and the development of the program comes after, very late.
So next time you are proud of having employees work so late at night, I will be the one giggling from afar. at Tiket.com Headquarter – Read on Path.