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In this episode, Alex Hood, CPO at Asana, talks with Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO at Nutanix, about new challenges in the hybrid workplace model, and how they can be overcome with effective asynchronous collaboration. They also share advice on adapting to a generation of employees that has grown up with technology, from providing faster problem resolution to equipping digital-native employees with the right tools, and much more.
“Most work actually gets done cross-functionally, so you need to have a defined workflow that is the map of how work gets done across the organizations, and then have some monitoring on them to make sure that you’re continually reflecting and speeding yourselves up. Most of the folks who try Asana start because they say hand-offs are very difficult, and they don’t want things to fall through the cracks. That’s some of the problems that we try to solve by just linking data, tools, and teams together for these hand-offs and workflows, and then allowing for some monitoring reporting so that they can get better every time that they run it.” – Alex Hood, CPO at Asana
“The very notion of hybrid work is supportive of people who prefer to work in many different modes. I think it’s by shining a light and looking at places where we have an opportunity to improve where we ensure people don’t get left behind… I do think that technology plays a big role in this as does our own openness in leadership to accept new viewpoints and to think differently.” – Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO at Nutanix
* (2:07) Alex and Wendy’s background & current role
* (3:00) Challenges in the hybrid workplace
* (8:45) Optimizing asynchronous collaboration
* (23:55) Organizing workflow structures
* (26:08) Adapting to a digital native workforce
* (43:14) Ensuring tenured employees are not left behind
* (45:30) Alex and Wendy ask each other questions
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