I wanted to write and thank you for the great business advice you have been posting on your blog and in the book Getting Real.
In December 2009 I made some radical changes to the business: significantly reducing head count; closing 12 out of 13 offices and asking everyone to work from home. This decision was influenced by some of the guiding principles outlined in your book. The results have been brilliant.
- A web-redesign that had taken 1.5 years was scrapped then started again on the 'less is more' ethos. We are almost near completion on the project which has taken just over 1 month!
- The management style has changed. We clearly focus on success and there is a lot more trust within the organisation. Productivity has also increased as everyone works the hours they feel most effective and their lifestyle has also improved.
- In December we developed a new business model for recruitment which is already being widely acknowledged as a better way of doing business. We are now more passionate and committed to the company's purpose than ever before.
- I have a life, and time to see the family which has shown me how much I have to be grateful for.
...I've never enjoyed work so much.
I'm really looking forward to reading REWORK and using the ideas to transform our business and life. Please - keep up the great work.