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Do you have 20% Time at work? What’s the value and what do you use it for?

Do you have 20% Time at work? What’s the value and what do you use it for?

Product Design/General · December 16, 2018 at 9:56am

Do you have 20% Time at work? What’s the value and what do you use it for?

Product Design / General · December 16, 2018 at 9:56am
20% Time is one day out of your working week when you’re allowed to work on side projects, either something completely new or that would complement the companies products and services. It was made popular by Google but has been adopted by other organisations too.
Do you have it? What have you used it for? What’s the value to the organisation? And what's the value to people too?

December 17, 2018 at 12:26pm

We have it as well. So far I used it to learn a new tool, and most recently to create and add new components to our style guide.

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December 19, 2018 at 12:26am

Our company is too small for that to be realistic 😂

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December 20, 2018 at 6:39am

We have it as well. So far I used it to learn a new tool, and most recently to create and add new components to our style guide.

That's cool! Did the components need adding anyway or was this something that 20% Time enabled you to do?

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January 22, 2019 at 4:57pm

No... we do get time to talk about professional development. This would be a cool idea though.

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Though we are a small company, we definitely want to do something off the main work so we keep the inspiration flowing and new ideas popup. Though the progress on the sides are slow, it helps us gain more concentration in the main work ☺️

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January 23, 2019 at 6:39pm

We have something similar, not exactly 20% but we get time for extra projects and ideation for the company. We're planning a hackathon for projects like these too.

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