Our small company doesn’t have a hierarchical management system it’s “matrix” based. Everyone is an equal, though expertise and responsibilities differ, of course. All prospective hires must interview, or at least meet and spend a few minutes with several people from each section – as many as possible so that compatibilities and potential conflicts are identified early. One of the most crucial things we ask of potential hires is a detailed list, by name, of who among the people they’ve met, they would like to fuck. The IWF (I Would Fuck) number says a lot about a prospective associate. Too low and they might be antisocial or prudish. Too high and they might be unserious, or too easily distracted from actual work. Current associates weigh in as well – adding the prospective to their own IWF list or not. Our proprietary internal algorithms then determine the MWF – Mutual Would-Fuck – number. We usually don’t hire anyone with an MWF outside the 10-20 range, though we’ve made a couple exceptions in both directions.
It’s not merely academic, of course. Work-life balance is essential to our success. One of the reasons we need a reasonable MWF number is so that when an associate feels the need to relive stress, or just get off, there will usually be someone on their IWF list available to help with that, on site, and at about the same time. We have another proprietary system (and a convenient app I designed myself!) for signaling those needs and availabilities.
Every associate is required to update their IWF list about every 6 months, because things always change, and there is an allowance for associates who get along so well that they actually pair up, to apply for monogamist (or “mostly monogamist”) exceptions. Usually though, even those who do pair off, even get married, maintain a healthy IWF during the work week. We are very much a “don’t take your work home” kind of company, after all.
I’m a perfect example of that, actually. I’ve been at the company for 6 years – and met my husband here 3 years ago. But my MWF was still 18 until young Roy interviewed for the open acquisitions position last month. I acquired an MWF of 19 when he signed on, and found out pretty quickly his resume and interview skills weren’t the only impressive packages he had going for him.
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