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Rapid Response:  A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston

Rapid Response: A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston

Update: 2020-11-125
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In-office engagement or remote flexibility? We don't need to choose, says Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston. Facing the biggest shift in work habits in half a century, Houston has embarked on a radical experiment to reimagine how work gets done. The company's recently announced Virtual First plan dedicates all in-office activity to creative, team-based efforts, rebranding its offices as Dropbox Studios. Individual work will happen offsite, either at home or a self-chosen co-working space. Project teams set their own schedules. The unique opportunity of this moment, Houston says: How do we make work better? Yes, he admits, remote work feeds Dropbox's business, which now includes a collaboration with Zoom as part of a re-thought product roadmap. If Dropbox is going to design for the future of work, says Houston, then its own workforce needs to live in that future, right now.

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Rapid Response:  A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston

Rapid Response: A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston