Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal has spent a lot of time wrestling with the challenge of resource allocation amongst his tech staff: too many projects, too little resource. His solution? Warbles.
Like many tech-oriented companies, Warby Parker wants to make sure their tech team is prioritizing the right tasks, working fast, and playing to their strengths. Top-down management doesn’t do this well.
Blumenthal explains Warby Parker’s solution in this Inc.com article: ’employees nominate projects that require tech resources. Managers vote on the projects by assigning points (or “Warbles”) to the tasks that will add the most value to the business. Software engineers then select the projects that most appeal to them (or have the most points attached) and get cracking. Teams compete to rack up the most Warbles in a quarter, and the winning team gets a prize.’
The result? Lots of transparency, higher motivation and projects completed faster and better.
Read more: Inc.com