It’s been a century since the 40-hour work week was adopted, and decades since wifi has appeared on the scene. Despite countless new technologies fundamentally changing how we can work, many work practices have remained the same.
COVID sent a shock into that system and many are left debating what the future of work holds. So in this episode, we speak with Alex Bouaziz, Darren Murph, and Sondre Rasch about the many ways companies are now being forced to adapt.
Will companies shift toward more asynchronous work? How will a distributed model shift the way we hire? How will companies attract top talent, and is remote the only benefit that matters? What workers and companies will come out on top of this sea change?
And of course… is the office dead? We’ll address these questions and more.
00:00 – History of remote work
3:27 – Is the office dead?
7:05 – Async vs sync
16:18 – Building culture remotely
27:15 – Attracting top talent
31:16 – The evolution of benefits
36:04 – Remote work vs work
39:29 – Location-based pay
46:36 – Open salaries
51:23 – Vetting top talent
55:32 – The need to adapt
58:39 – Rewriting the rules
1:03:09 – Infrastructure gaps
Stephanie Smith is the host of the a16z podcast, focused on highlighting the most important trends within technology.
The a16z Podcast discusses the most important ideas within technology with the people building it. Each episode aims to put listeners ahead of the curve, covering topics like AI, energy, genomics, space, and more.