Finally, a Woke Corporation looks at the nonsense it’s been doing, and cancels it. Here’s an example:
3. No more committees. For nearly all of our 21 year existence, we were proudly committee-free. No big working groups making big decisions, or putting forward formalized, groupthink recommendations. No bureaucracy. But recently, a few sprung up. No longer. We’re turning things back over to the person (or people) who were distinctly hired to make those decisions.
“Management by Committee” is another of those Marxist-collectivist mantras which have two sources: from old Karl himself, as taught in schools; and from women, for whom “participative management” (i.e. by committee) has long been touted as a Good Thing when, in fact, it’s nothing of the kind. Camels emerging from committees (from a brief to create horses) is so old a joke that it’s actually become a truism. Of course, it makes people feel better when they’ve had input (the disgusting modern term “stakeholders” should have a stake driven right through its fucking ethos); but then again, “feeling better” seldom has any place in a corporate workplace except when Alka-Seltzer is freely dispensed from the vending machines.
So yes, Basecamp has done well by trimming back the weeds [sic], and best of all:
Who’s responsible for these changes? David and I are. Who made the changes? David and I did. These are our calls, and the outcomes and impacts land at our doorstep.
That’s called leadership. And it’s damn time some of it came back into corporate life, at the expense of Wokism and collectivism.