The Valve Employee Handbook

Following my brief tirade about hierarchical structures in the corporate world, Valve has evidently released their employee handbook for all to read. Although I’ve only had a chance to glance through the book, it’s clearly filled with interesting topics to consider when organizing a team or business.

Narcissism is an enemy to trust and teamwork. Thus, the adoption of an environment built upon the foundation of feeding into such narcissistic tendencies is endlessly flawed.

Valve — as one of the world’s most successful development firms — has comprehensively illustrated that there is an alternative to such a traditional working environment, that work need not be characterized by the petty, controlling interests of the few, but by the collective efforts of intelligent individuals.

The handbook is available as a PDF here.

(Via Business Insider)