The question of course is “why?” Why do so many people voluntarily spend so much time creating free content on sites like Stack Overflow when they could spend their time elsewhere? According to Atwood, part of the reason is the “social rewards of doing something other people find important.”
6. Delegate and empower. Communication doesn’t only flow out from the CEO. When there’s uncertainty, or a decision to be made, it’s inefficient to make everything wait on a response from the top. When HubSpot had 5 people, or 50 people, I was necessarily in the weeds many days making decisions that kept our teams aligned and working together toward the same goal.
1.Over communicate. When I am trying to make a point, I have to resist the temptation to think that everybody understood my thoughts and intention perfectly — and that there will be no loss of fidelity in the eventual game of telephone as the message is passed along.