Although Automattic is very much a distributed and virtual team they do have physical locations and offices for their employees to meetup and do their work, something that some news organizations seem to overlook.
In a recent visit to their San Francisco offices, Peter Slutsky captured a few neat shots as he walked through the environment – check out those digs!
I’m a firm believer in meeting with teams despite my obvious love for remote working as well – there’s just something that’s really special when you can sit across from your own teammates and attempting all sorts of practical jokes while they are intensely trying to get work done!
Culture is such an important part of a great business and there are elements of culture development that are missed, I think, when you go 100% virtual. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just different.
Pete’s got even more pics on his blog post about his visit including the urinals. Oh yes, those are so nice…
There are just too many jokes combining “Automattic” and “urinals”…
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