048: Leading Flexible Teams with Brian Elliott, SVP of Slack


Over the past two years, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant acceleration of a set of trends impacting how we work.

Many organizations dealing with these forced changes simply took the approach to ‘retrofit’ their office-bound existing habits and practices to accommodate remote working. However, some companies have gone further by rethinking and redesigning core operating principles such as onboarding, innovation, or creativity to re-engineer the business for greater flexibility.

For episode # 48 of the World Class Leaders Show podcast, I’m very happy to bring you a fascinating conversation I had on LinkedIn with Brian Elliott, the executive leader of Future Forum. Brian has an amazing track record of leading teams and building companies, as a CEO of several start-up firms, a product leader at Google, and a senior vice president at Slack. Brian’s new book “How the Future Works; Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of their Lives” was co-authored with Sheela Subramanian and Helen Kupp.

By listening to this podcast episode, you will learn more about Brian Elliot’s experiences at Slack and with the Future Forum. Brian shares the learning:

  • What type of work flexibility is most important?
  • The impact on talent — building competitive advantage through work model redesign.
  • Steps to take in defining the rules of the game – one size does not fit all.
  • Potential pitfalls to be aware of, and how to move the process forward, with guidelines and examples for team agreements.

If you’d like to learn more about Brian Elliot’s work, visit the website https://futureforum.com/.

Brian can also be followed via LinkedIn, at https://www.linkedin.com/in/belliott/.

For more information about my work with leaders and organizations, to subscribe to my weekly newsletter, or to take a free assessment of your leadership level, please drop me an email at [email protected], or go to my website at https://www.andreapetrone.com/.

I would also very much appreciate hearing from you about your thoughts on this episode, or suggestions for future topics for this podcast.

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