The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten
446: Should You Let Your Employees Work on Side-Projects?
Sep 6, 2019
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In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how to deal with your employee's side project.

When an employee begins a side project, it’s easy to think that that project will affect his or her productivity. However, this is not always the case and in fact, doing a side project can actually increase the productivity of an employee.

In this episode, Steli and Hiten how to decide if an employee should be allowed to do a side project, examples of side projects that are ok, the difference between a side project and a hobby and much more.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:00 About the topic of today’s episode

00:20 Why this topic was chosen.

02:20 Hiten’s take on this issue.

03:44 Redlines to look out for.

04:50 Examples of side projects that are ok.

05:22 Why your priorities should be your work.

05:40 The difference between a side project and a hobby.

06:41 What side hustle means to Steli.

07:50 Why running a side startup can affect an employee’s product…
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