Como fazer as coisas bem feitas!

Na minha leitura habitual de blog’s relacionadas com a área de programação, descobri este post ( que fui buscar ao blog dele ) escrito pelo Joel Spolsky, um software developer em Nova Iorque fundador e CEO da Fog Creek Software.

E pelos vistos eles também vão mudar de instalações, porque estão a ficar demasiado grandes tal como nós.

Só que eles fazem as coisas de maneira ligeiramente diferente! Pronto, vou ser honesto, fazem exactamente ao contrário da gente.

Mesmo que não tenham pachorra para ler todo o post, eu vou mostrar aqui o que deve ser feito quando se muda para um novo escritório:

The only sticking point was that the deal assumed something called “building standard installation.” Drywall, low acoustic tile ceilings, ugly fluorescent light fixtures, frightening industrial carpet — it was the kind of space The Office pokes fun at.

Ou seja, nada do que é habitual, e que se vê para aí em tantos escritórios era bom para ele, portanto:

Not our class, darling. My No. 1 priority as CEO is to recruit the top computer science graduates from the top schools. To get them, our office has to look amazing. Otherwise they will go to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), where they will get foosball tables and bouncy balls, or Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), with its volleyball courts and 388-acre landscaped campus.

Our office has to be bright. That means glass, not drywall. It has to be modern. That means polished concrete floors, not linoleum. It has to have all the amenities found in a first-class passengers’ lounge at a major airport.

Ou seja, preparar o novo escritório de tal maneira, a que se consiga agarrar os melhores dos melhores. E até concordo….

I think the building management went into a little bit of shock. What? You want nice? Unheard of. Don’t you know that you’re going to have to pay money for nice?

Yes. And it’s worth it to us. That’s our business model. Nice offices, smart programmers, great products, profit.

Adorei esta parte, vale a pena! É o nosso modelo de negócio, bons escritórios, programadores espertos, produtos excelentes, lucro.

Para finalizar:

There will be a reception area with a dry creek of stones and pebbles and plants that will make a great first impression on our guests. There will be a big lunchroom, because we all eat together, as well as a coffee bar, a lounge, a 180-gallon saltwater aquarium, the aforementioned shower, a library with reclining chairs for naps, two private meeting rooms, 20 private offices for programmers, 23 adjustable-height workstations for everyone else, Wi-Fi, a big screen for movies and video games, and enough glass to build the world’s largest ant farm. We will have some room to grow, finally. And in two years, if all goes well, it will be too small for us.

Acho que ia gostar de trabalhar ali, só não gosto de uma coisa, os gabinetes individuais para os programadores…embora às vezes até desse jeito…quando um gajo está num daqueles dias maus…

Vejam e aprendam…

Um bem haja a todos…

PS: Acho que os gestores portugueses precisam de crescer bastante…

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