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.Wordpress founder endorses distributed workforce
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Companies should move away from self-destructive, factory models of work where people are rewarded for arriving early and staying late, says Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress.com. Speaking at the Guardian's Activate summit, he described the distributed working practices of WordPress's parent company Automattic, which are inspired by the Open Source movement. WordPress.com receives more than 340 million unique visitors per month, with 100,000 new websites set up each day. "We have taken the best people from all over the world who are unified by a vision. We have people in 25 countries and 90 cities and don't even have a headquarters right now. I don't care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat -- all that matters is their work," he said. By: Olivia Solon, Edited by: Liat Clark Continue reading... -
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