Netflix’s Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work ‘a Pure Negative’ (WSJ)

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Reed Hastings is one of the founders of the most iconic companies in the world, Netflix. He has helped Netflix to grow into the powerhouse it currently is over the past 20 years or so, and I think he is one of the world’s most insightful people.

This article on the WSJ is from an interview that they had with Reed, and I thought there were some points that everyone should read.

For example, in the article they discuss Hastings’ thoughts on working from home, and whether Netflix will follow the recent trend of other companies of making the switch permanent. Hastings rejects the idea, and basically says that Netflix’s culture works a lot better when everyone is back in the office. Netflix is known to have a very collaborative culture, and one built on workers getting feedback from each other, so it makes sense Hastings is against working from home.

However, Hastings also discusses Netflix’s strategy on topics such as worker salary (Netflix is known to pay very well), work-life balance (there isn’t much), and original programming (there’s a lot more coming soon!).

After reading That Will Never Work, the Netflix origin story, I have been really interested in learning more about Netflix and its future. I think it is one of the most fascinating companies around right now, and I think there is a lot that people can learn from studying it. Definitely check out the article to see the full conversation!


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