During one of my CSM classes, I was discussing with a student that her company still has office hours and they are “required” to be online at 9AM…

In our new world, why is this still a thing? (Unless you actually have a meeting at 9AM… which changes the context)…

I find it fascinating that in many corporate contexts that: conformity equates to productiveness (in terms of perception).

This is not true.

In Agile, our most powerful evidence of effort is delivery.

Don’t miss this point. Almost nothing else matters.

I could go on and on… but none of that matters.

Ask yourself a powerful question.

Would you rather tell your leadership/CEO/executive/manager that:

“We are working hard.”


“We have delivered something, would you like to review it?”

Delivery is everything. Progress means nothing. Deliver fast. Validate your assumptions fast.

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    1. When we rented a new space from https://osdoro.com/us/coworking-space-nyc/, we decided to run a small experiment in an hour team. Previously our working hours were from 9 AM to 6 PM EST. We decided to make our free schedule between 7 AM to 11 PM, with one rule 5 hours to be straight and mandatory of work. The results were impressive, the productiveness in our team increased by 30 %, and right now, we are oriented in increasing it even more by adding some small motivation changes in the payment scheme.

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