Originally posted on Gigaom:
It’s easy to get myopic at a startup and become too focused on results and milestones instead of taking a step back and thinking about the big picture. ThredUP‘s co-founder and CEO, James Reinhart, wanted to give his team a chance to take that breather, so the company initiated mandatory “work from home Wednesdays.” Employees are expected to put in a full day’s work, but they are not allowed to do it at the office. The results, said Reinhart, have been increased productivity and greater employee satisfaction.
In this episode of See Founders Run, Reinhart talks about the benefits of this policy, what to think about if you want to implement something similar, and why “work from home Fridays” is not a good idea.