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Makers vs Managers

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Makers and managers

Paul Graham’s 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule”, describes the differences that lead these these two factions to clash:

  • “The manager’s schedule is for bosses. It’s embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals."

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Office cultures often reward the most visible, vocal workers, incentivizing people to “be visible and vocal, often”.

  • Employees arrive early and leave late; they’re in the office before their boss and still seated as they leave.
  • Being visible at meetings is rewarded and people t...

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When meetings fill the workday

The ease of scheduling meetings in the office without consideration for their bigger impact is precisely why they’re such a threat to productivity.

While porting over office culture to remote work can cause the same meeting culture to arise while people work from home,

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Open floor plans create distractions

Open floor plans are justified through their ability to generate collaboration across departments and lead to more innovative ideas. But this idea is largely flawed.

Unfortunately, most workplaces lean into busy open offices where collaboration is overemphasized and individual contribution ...

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Remote work, whether working from home or intentionally opting for a co-workspace of choice, allows makers to flourish. 

Far from the expanse of an open office, individuals can dedicate large blocks of their day to focused work in an environment where a makers’ schedule is ...

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  • Embrace remote work (in some form): Not every company can transition out of the office permanently, in the short-term or the long-term. In these cases, it’s worth considering a remote-ish option where some employees work in the office while others work remotely. 

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