CNN article: Do you ever get ground down by your job's never-ending to-do list? So do Facebook engineers.
"The company has a novel plan for re-energizing them: It's started springing developers for month-long stints with new teams working on different projects."
"It's like a cultural exchange program with the cube pod next door."
"The company isn't asking its engineers to pull 30 straight all-nighters. Instead, its new Hackamonth program sends developers who have been plowing away on a specific project for more than a year to work with a new team for a month."
"The concept is similar to Google's 20% time program, though which the company encourage engineers to spend 20% of their work time on projects tangential to their day job. Some of those "20% time projects" have turned into full-fledged Google products, including Gmail, Google News, Google Talk and social network Orkut."
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