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Episode 131: The Building of Better Work Spaces

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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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