I’m a little enamored by Quora lately, so excuse me for posting two of their questions up here, but I’m fascinated by the “How does Google’s “Innovation Time Off” (20% time) work, in practice?” question.
You can read the piece on your own, but what I found interesting was how people couldn’t deal with all the approvals needed and got chastised for not looping in the right people. Maybe Google has gotten too large, but the scrappiness needed to get things done there used to get labeled as internal entrepreneurial spirit. Now it’s red-tape and playing the game according to some.
I’m personally going to believe it’s still the former and that some just realized that Google has rules like the rest of the world and they just didn’t like it.