It is all too easy to spend all of one’s life working to meet deadlines and catch up with outstanding work.
I’ve just read about a neat idea to allow time to develop those personal projects which are easily often neglected in the day-to-day grind of paying the mortgage and school fees:
“At Trigger.io, work on what you want week (wowyww) happens once a quarter: the idea is we give all our developers free rein to hack on anything they want, so long as it’s somewhat related to one of our products.”
I’m hereby iplementing this idea at Generation X Computers. The first “Work on what you want week!” will take place from the 31st December 2012 until 6th January 2013. As New Year’s Eve is my birthday I can consider it a little birthday present to myself.
Subsequent Work on what you want weeks are scheduled for:
1st – 7th April 2013
1st – 7th July 2013
30th September – 6th October 2013.
Now, back to the day-to-day grind!