We are Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen, authors of "OUT OF OFFICE: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home" — Ask Us Anything!
We are Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen and we just published a new book, "OUT OF OFFICE: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home." We'd love to talk to you about it.
TINY bit about us: We moved from New York to Missoula, MT in 2017 and started working remotely. We quickly realized that, instead of capitalizing on the flexibility of WFH, we let work dominate our lives completely. Something had to change. So we started thinking about ways to be more intentional and decentering work in our lives. It was hard...we still struggle with it! When the pandemic hit, we saw a lot of people essentially speed run our own experience. We thought we had something to add to the conversation so we started reporting. We interviewed hundreds of people and, ultimately, wrote this book!
Our theory is that the future of work is not about where we work — at home versus the office — but how we work. It's about understanding that sometimes better work means fewer work hours, and enabling that understanding by cultivating a truly flexible corporate culture where boundaries are the norm, and life outside of work isn't just tolerated, but encouraged.
We're really interested to talk about any and all things related to working...Great Resignation stuff, how to survive writing a book with your partner, whatever! Also, if you just want to vent or share your work from home successes or failures or brag about your excellent desk set up or talk about the ways work can suck less...we are here for it. Thanks so much for having us!
Oh, also, here's a little bit more about our book, in case you're interested: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/673782/out-of-office-by-charlie-warzel-and-anne-helen-petersen/
*** QUICK UPDATE - 11:50 AM PST - *** Thank you for the wonderful questions. We are going to run to do some other interviews but if you post more questions we'll try to hop on a bit later and answer around. Thank you all so much. We love you.
-charlie and annie