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I love the idea of this, but am not sure how this works when you have things like on-call rotations, support hour coverage, unpleasant tasks that need doing (late night deployments, etc...). If you let everyone self manage, and no one is handling support tickets during your published support hours, who's fault is that? How do you make sure that the least aggressive/most agreeable person doesn't get stuck with all the 3 AM deployments?

Have a manager solves those problems, and I'm not sure how they'd get handled in a flat structured company. Without ownership and accountability for specific responsibilities and/or deliverables, I think that the least pleasant jobs would get dropped...

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