PressClub podcast: Back to offices? WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield
+SalesForce COO Bret Taylor, PagerDuty CEO Jenn Tejada, NYT's Zeynep Tufekci
Sick of Zoom? You’re not alone. And soon you might not be working alone. Top employers and work-from-home experts think we’ll be back in the office part-time sooner than we know it. But how we use them will be very different.
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“Offices will look more like places to meet and convene rather than everyone sitting next to each other and looking at their laptops all day” WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg said. “On a per square foot basis, by far the biggest use [of office space] is factory farm battery housing for people to sit at a desk by themselves and use a laptop and not talk to anyone” Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says. “And I think that's the lowest value use.”
On this episode of PressClub with me, Josh Constine, I assembled some of tech’s remote work experts and tool builders to discuss how IRL/at-home hybrid work will actually work. I was joined on Clubhouse by these amazing guests:
WordPress/Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg
SalesForce COO Bret Taylor
PagerDuty CEO Jenn Tejada
NYT’s Zeynep Tufekci
Raise CEO Justin Bedecarre
Initialized partner Kim-Mai Cutler
Your host: SignalFire's Josh Constine
And surprise guest: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield
Listen in to hear how Salesforce’s Gen Z employees are 2X more likely to want to go back to IRL work than Boomers, how companies can stop remote workers from feeling second-class, and which asynchronous communication tools can help. Plus, Slack reveals plans to build Clubhouse and Snapchat Stories features.
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