The Office Chronicles

Are Physical Offices Dead? With Tracy Hawkins, Twitter

December 31, 2020 Tracy Hawkins, VP of Real Estate, Workplace & Remote Experience at Twitter Season 1 Episode 1
The Office Chronicles
Are Physical Offices Dead? With Tracy Hawkins, Twitter
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 Tracy Hawkins, Vice President of Real Estate & Workplace and Remote Experience at Twitter, joins Kursty to discuss whether offices are dead.

Tune in to learn: 

  • If you should reduce your office space post-pandemic; 
  • How you can create a workplace culture even if you only work remotely; 
  • How to keep people connected even when everyone is working remotely.

Timestamps

[00:19] Episode overview and who is Tracy Hawkins?

[03:00] What does it mean to be in charge of remote work experience?

[05:41] How did Twitter support employees to adapt their homes to remote work? 

[09:38] What are the main lessons from dealing with the challenges of the pandemic at Twitter?

[12:26] Is the office dead? 

[16:00] Are the COVID changes in the workplace temporary? 

[19:14] Useful tools for remote work. 

[21:08] How do you build a workplace experience if you are only working remotely? 

[23:35] Will Twitter be reducing its office space?

[27:35] Twitter’s office re-entry plan.

3 Key Highlights 

  1. Asynchronous work will likely be part of the future of work. People in the future will be able to work on their own schedules, at times that are convenient to them. 
  2. The office is a tool. Therefore, it wouldn’t make sense to kill it or declare it dead. Rather, the way we use the tool (that is the office) will merely shift.
  3. Useful tools for remote work include Google Docs and Salesforce. They can also be great for managing health check ins.  

Links 

Connect with Tracy Hawkins: LinkedIn | Twitter | Real Estate and the Workplace Twitter

Connect with Kursty Groves: LinkedIn | Twitter

Episode overview and who is Tracy Hawkins?
What is remote work experience?
How Twitter supported home working for employees
Main lessons from the pandemic
Is the office dead?
Are COVID changes in the workplace temporary?
Useful tools for remote work
How to build a remote workplace experience
Will Twitter reduce its real estate?