Hack days, Google's 20% rule, and Atlassian's Ship-it Day's. What do they have in common?
They understand that innovation is the life-blood of any organization.
From new products and features to marketing "growth hacks," innovation days like Superhuman's "Hack Days Playbook" have created some of the world's most incredible product creations.
For example, for quite some time now, Google has encouraged employees to dedicate 20% of their time working on side projects.
Many believe this is the very reason they've continued to kick-ass from an innovation standpoint for so long. Some of the company's largest and most innovative products ( such as Google maps) were created due to this "side-hustling."
Let's dive into the details behind this Playbook and how to drive growth and innovation with your team.
The team at Superhuman often talks about delighting its users. From that picture-perfect user experience to that oh so pretty dark theme, Superhuman has created a product that simultaneously drives productivity, efficiency, and user delight.
(With almost a 500 million dollar valuation for an abundantly available for free product, they better slap smiles on the faces of their millions of users. 😉 )
When was the last time you built something from scratch — all in a single day?
Most days, urgent priorities consume our team's time, whether we meet deadlines or support our teams. As a result, there never seems to be enough space to unleash our most creative ideas.
That's why one of Superhumans' favorite Playbooks is what they call "Hack Days!"
They create a one-day event that allows their team the freedom and the opportunity to build something new — from start to finish — all in one day.
From improving team autonomy to dismantling hierarchy within an organization, a Challenge Playbook such as this one was built for high-performing teams, ready to innovate and drive team happiness.
When it comes to an understanding when to implement this Superhuman Playbook, there is one question you must ask yourself.
In the context of Superhuman, this Playbook is used to allow teams to put aside other responsibilities and focus on pure innovation and competition. (yes, there are prizes at the end!)
In the world of LEON, this Playbook would be considered a Challenge Playbook.
Read more about Challenge Playbooks.
When we talk about running Challenge Playbooks with teams, it's essential to understand where your team is at today and if this is the right strategy to run within the context of your business function.
As with anything, you need to ask yourself the short and long-term effect of running this Playbook and how my team will perceive it.
So let me ask you:
If you answered yes to these questions, maybe this is the optimal time to innovate using this Hack Day Playbook!
Check out the demo below to see how easy it is to find and start a Playbook with your super-powered team!
You can search, start, set due dates, customize and send it to your team right through LEON.
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