Before SoCal

A List of Demands

I work with a lot of web developers.  Their writing skills aren’t always very strong, as they tend to spend all day writing code.  After spending weeks discussing some necessary changes around the office, one of the developers suggested I write a proposal, since he is not capable of doing so.  So, I present to you the proposal I wrote:

While the development team at [Company Name] is currently quite productive, there are several things that would be conducive to higher and more efficient success.  The following is a list of things that have been requested by various members of the development team in order to increase productivity in a positive way:

  • A zip line
    Having a zip line would allow members of the development team to quickly access their vehicles/preferred methods of transportation at the end of the day
    This would ensure that the developers would be working until the last possible minute of the work day, as spending several minutes getting down to the car would not be considered anymore
    It would also be beneficial during a zombie apocalypse (a disaster that one must always consider)
  • A hammock
    Sitting in a chair for eight hours a day is hardly comfortable, nor does it help keep one feeling creative or refreshed
    Having a hammock would allow developers to work in a comfortable environment, thus helping with productivity and overall attitude towards work
    This tool could also be used for nap time, which would give developers a chance to rest their over-stimulated minds, and come back feeling refreshed and ready to produce the best work possible
  • Movie day
    Having a movie day once a month (or week), would allow developers to escape from the harsh reality of coding and sitting in front of two computer screens everyday
    This day would be spent sitting in front of only one screen, where the movies selected would stimulate developers’ minds in different ways, allowing them to come back to work and approach their assignments and projects in different ways

    It is with great excitement that I present to you these ideas, as well as any others that may come to light in the coming weeks.  The development teams wants to be as productive and helpful as possible, and implementing some of these changes will help make [Company Name] an even more fun and exciting (and therefore, renowned) place of work.

Not too shabby, I’d say.  Wouldn’t this well-written proposal make you consider the aforementioned changes?  I think yes.  I spend a lot of time writing proposals during the day, but this one was, by far, the most enjoyable.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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