I talk briefly about it in REST, but I’m planning a piece that’s a deep dive into thinking about working hours in the tech industry, and how some companies are moving away from the idea that insane hours are unavoidable. For example, Business Insider reports:
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield doesn’t believe in long working hours.
It’s why one of Slack’s internal mantras is “work hard, go home.”
“The most productive employees from my experience are those who go home at 5:30PM, but are hyper-focused at work,” Butterfield said at a press gathering on Friday. “People can only think really hard for 6 to 8 hours a day.”
The article goes on to explain how Butterfield sees chatbot apps as enabling people to work faster and go home. It’s as good starting-point as any, I suppose!