New in Basecamp 3: Image Galleries

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At Basecamp, we write a lot—from announcements to pitches, and everything in between. Quite often, we’re presenting something that has a Before and After, like a mockup or interface design that’s been revised. Until now, this was always kind of frustrating. Basecamp only supported full-width images, so it could be difficult to quickly compare two… keep reading

Take a Break

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Smell ya later! We here at the Rework podcast are taking off the month of August. Before we left, we interviewed three business owners about sabbaticals. In this episode: Adeline Koh of Sabbatical Beauty shares the story of how she ended up starting a business while on leave from a different job; Jason Fried explains… keep reading

Library Rules: How to make an open office plan work

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They’re mostly terrible, but there’s room for smart choices. Last week, DHH skewered the open office floor plan. He was right. But wait, we have an open office floor plan. And we’ve done a respectable job figuring out how to make it work. Maybe I should share something about that. First off, an open office is… keep reading

The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea

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Not because there aren’t people who actually enjoy working in an open office, there are. Quite a few, actually. But they’re in the distinct minority. The vast majority of people either dislike the open office or downright hate it. So how is that going to work, exactly? By force, of course! Open offices are more… keep reading

Temperature Check

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One of our colleagues on the Basecamp customer support team, Jayne Ogilvie, wanted to find out how other tech companies with remote staffs handle issues like communication, career development, and hiring. Jayne sent out a survey and got back a wealth of information and ideas about how other teams work together. In this episode of… keep reading

The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings

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You’re probably already asking at least one of them – but it’s never too late to stop. Looking at the clock. Staring into the distance. Short, nondescript answers. A CEO recently told me how he’d frequently see this body language from an employee during their one-on-one meetings. Flat. Disinterested. Preoccupied. It felt lousy to witness, but… keep reading