Into the Unknown: From the Office via Home to Anywhere. Experiences from Spotify
Like everyone else Spotify has been faced with an unexpected change when our offices closed in March 2020. Rooted deeply in agile ways of working that rely heavily on colocation we found ourselves lacking some of the fundamental structures that helped us be effective. Fortunately, we discovered that our culture has proved resilient and we kept on going. After a period of initial adjustments, we have started looking at experimenting with new ways of working. Eventually we discovered we can take advantage of the new reality and accelerate our ambition to provide our employees the choice and freedom to work from (almost) anywhere. Naturally much remains to be worked out. Join me to explore what helped us along the way, what changes we made and what challenges we anticipate in the future.