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The Building of Better Work Spaces

Episode 131
Deano Roberts is the Senior Director of Global Workplace and Real Estate for Slack. Deano shares with us why your best work is done in eight hours and the value of learning to work within a community.

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Deano Roberts is the Senior Director of Global Workplace and Real Estate for Slack. In this conversation, Ian and Deano talk about building a better workplace, why your best work is done in eight hours, and the value of learning to work within a community.

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Show Notes:

1:50 – Deano’s Background and His Favorite City

4:00 – Why Communities Need to Know Their Own Values

6:30 – How to Design a Work Place to Draw Out People’s Best Work

11:15 – What Makes Slack’s Offices Unique

17:00 – The Value of the Eight-Hour Work Day

22:00 – Learning to Work Within a Community

26:30 – Redesigning Office Security

30:30 – The Lightning Round

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Katerra
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Lyft
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Telegram
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Machine Platform Crowd
Madame Secretary
The West Wing

 

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