- Eyewear company Warby Parker wanted to make better use of its programmers' time and to keep employees' good ideas flowing, according to a new report from Quartz.
- The company invented a new system called "Warbles," which encourages their systems development workers to participate in making decisions and running the business.
- Warbles lets employees nominate programming projects they are most interested in, according to the report. If managers agree they are projects that will add the most value, the programmers can proceed.
Enterprises are realizing they need new approaches in the workplace to drive better productivity and more innovative solutions. Companies are therefore increasingly willing to experiment with approaches that give employees more say in their work.
With programs like Warbles, companies are giving their programmers more freedom and independence, which can facilitate innovative projects. Especially with companies that are relatively new, remaining agile and relying on employee insight and expertise can help companies stay relevant while undergoing digital transformations.