⌐■_■┣▇▇▇═── Nº120 Sick Systems are Frail & Irony Doesn't Scale 😷 🙄

"If there’s one rule that applies everywhere, it’s that Irony Doesn’t Scale." - Paul Ford of Postligh
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⌐■_■┣▇▇▇═── Nº120 Sick Systems are Frail & Irony Doesn't Scale 😷 🙄
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #120 • View online
“If there’s one rule that applies everywhere, it’s that Irony Doesn’t Scale.” - Paul Ford of Postlight, a digital product studio in NYC. 
Paul’s post “Irony Doesn’t Scale” stuck with me this week.
His ideas on sick vs. well systems for running a business are great.
Paul’s Characteristics of a Well System:
  • Hire people who like to work hard and who have something to prove.
  • Encourage people to own and manage large blocks of their own time, and give people time to think and make thinking part of the job—not extra.
  • Let people rest. Encourage them to go home at sensible times. If they work late give them time off to make up for it.
  • Aim for consistency. Set emotional boundaries and expectations, be clear about rewards, and protect people where possible from crises so they can plan their time.
  • Make their success their own and credit them for it.
  • Don’t promise happiness. Promise fair pay and good work.

No surprises here, I suppose. 
These are lofty and very worthwhile goals. 
Avoiding a sick system & not leaning on irony will be a focus of mine this year.
As always thank you for reading,
Jon
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