The missing item on time sheets: Cool Stuff

It’s not just Google who saves a time slot for breaking the rules.

Why don’t we put a line on the time sheets for ‘innovation’ or ‘trying cool stuff’?”

I walked down the hall, shared it with Brad, Jeff and Joni and without much discussion we all said, “Sure, why not?” Someone said, “How much time?” Someone else said, “Like 10%?” We all said, “Okay.” The very complex process took about 15 minutes, I think.

I am happy to say, roughly four weeks into the new year, that “The McKinney 10%” has yielded not one, but two ideas, that have been as talked about as almost anything we’ve done in the last five years.

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