Distribution Team Open Work Day

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Introduction

We are a product driven company. This means that the Product team is responsible for prioritizing items that engineering will be working on. Further more, we optimize for velocity over predictability which means that we will always have overscheduled milestones.

Engineers can still talk with their Engineering Manager and put forward items that they find important, but that doesn't always mean that those items will be scheduled for delivery.

In our handbook general guideliness we state:

We recognize that inspiration is perishable, so if you’re enthusiastic about something that generates great results in relatively little time feel free to work on that.

Given that inspiration is perishable and it needs some time to grow, Distribution team is assigning one day a month to work on an item that team member finds important.

Open Work Day

To ensure that we use company time wisely, there are a few pointers worth noting: