How Facebook Approaches Innovation and Doing Great WorkBy Lisa Skapinker on July 19, 2012 in The Future of Work
Dice.com, a career site for tech professionals, caught up with Rypple’s Nick Stein and Facebook’s Molly Graham at Enterprise 2.0, where Nick and Molly gave a presentation highlighting Facebook’s approach to engaging and managing their growing Millennial workforce.
Nick and Molly spoke about Rypple’s and Facebook’s similar approaches to iteration, the importance of trial and error, stereotypes about Millennials, and more.
Rypple has been working with Facebook for the last two years to develop a platform to manage their people that follows the same philosophy that Facebook uses to develop their products.
You can check out DiceOutLoud’s videos of Nick and Molly below.
Some highlights from Nick’s and Molly’s interviews:
- In Rypple’s work with Facebook, Rypple has learned some key things about iteration and improving on mistakes from the social network. Rypple has adopted Facebook’s approach to constant iteration, as well as its belief that mistakes are actually positive because they are often a catalyst for learning and improvement. Furthermore, both Rypple’s and Facebook’s product changes every day: both platforms literally push new code every single day.
- Rypple took a note from Facebook when deciding which aspects of performance management to include in the Rypple software. Rypple learned from Facebook that you can’t use software to change people’s behavior. Instead, Rypple amplifies existing behaviors, such as giving thanks to coworkers or setting goals and objectives.
- Facebook believes that transparency and having ownership over work is more likely to motivate people than compensation. Most people are looking for work they’re passionate about, work that they can devote their life to, and simpler, faster interactions at work can help facilitate that.
Watch Nick’s interview here:
Watch Molly’s interview here:
This post is part of Rypple’s The Future of Work, a series exploring the changing nature of work through articles, interactive media, and social discussion.