Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried on how to find a slow and steady approach to work in a world of constant interruptions.
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This episode is for everyone who’s ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down or walk laps of the office to make a private phone call. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole your office door.
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says too many people find it difficult to get work done at the workplace. His company enforces quiet offices, fewer meetings, and different collaboration and communication practices. The goal is to give employees bigger blocks of time to be truly productive.
Hannah Fry hears the incredible story of how a chain of British teashops produced the first office computer in the world.
J Lyons and Company was the UK’s largest catering company, with 250 teashops across the country. They also owned their own bakeries, a tea plantation and haulage firm, as Dr Tilly Blyth from the Science Museum describes.
By the 1950s, this vast business was drowning in paperwork. Lyons embarked on an ambitious new project to build a machine called LEO - the Lyons Electronic Office.
Their office computer was based on the giant calculating machines being built inside UK universities to solve mathematical equations
Sure, these machines could manage maths, but could they handle catering?
Featuring archive from the British Library, the Science Museum and the LEO Society.
Presented by Hannah Fry
Produced by Michelle Martin
Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible – a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.
Open plan offices - why do we work in them? Mike Williams explains.