“We have this factory model, and we think someone’s working if they show up in the morning and they’re not drunk, they don’t sleep at their desks, they leave at the right time. But that has so little to do with what you create. And we all know people who create a lot without fitting into those norms.”
- Automattic (WordPress) CEO Matt Mullenweg
I think the above quote encapsulates a lot of truth about the modern labor situation. Giant corporate campuses are great for giant corporations but the idea of office space for everyone else in the knowledge economy is becoming increasingly more nebulous.
I am forced by my schedule to get a lot done in different locales. My partners and employees are too, sometimes. We make it happen. You probably do too. Fred Flintstone waiting at his station for the quittin’ time whistle so he could slide down the dinosaur’s tail to his car is a thing of the past.