Hygge Workbook is a culture blueprint for distributed teams that covers various aspects of the new way of working, from creating and managing atomic work tasks to surviving the mental health marathon. None of this is purely theoretical. We’ve studied successful remote projects and personally experimented with these ideas well before COVID changed the work culture landscape.

Some companies use Hygge Workbook as their Remote Playbook, while others get inspired by these ideas to improve their virtual work management, team engagement and climate. The tags provide navigation for our practices’ database, and Hygge Work Blog captures recent topics that caught our attention.

Hygge Company

The main resource of any high-tech company is talent. Creating a natural environment that attracts and retains this talent is essential. We’ve picked Hygge (sounds like hyoo·guh), a Danish word for a mood of coziness and wellness as an embodiment of a people-centric approach to creating that fertile talent land. Organizations that strive to implement ideas, described in this workbook, are called Hygge Companies.

What Makes Hygge Work Different?

  • Hiring from all over the world instead of from a central location.
  • Asynchronous work tasks and milestones over set working hours.
  • Emphasizing the results over the hours put in.
  • Writing down and recording knowledge over verbal explanations.
  • Sharing information over creating need-to-know access.
  • Every rule, guideline, and policy is open to change by anyone over top-down control.
  • Formal work-related communication channels over informal conversations and meetings.

Recent Posts

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    To get things done, Hygge Companies rely on detailed documentation and atomic iterations that are visible to everyone through issue trackers like GitHub. Mastering this asynchronous …

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    The challenge program is a perfect tool for discovering hidden talent by autonomously vetting potential employees and interns at the start of the hiring process. The program consists of …

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    The importance of feedback Human beings are social by nature. Our inclination to change our behavior in reliance upon feedback from our fellows is a primary evolutionary adaptation …

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    The first few months are crucial to the success of the new hire. The newcomer will either buy in by investing their time and attention or treat the company as a paycheck printer, …

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    Peer coaching is a form of learning and development where two team-members work together to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; teach one …