Matt Mullenweg’s 5 Levels of Remote Work - you're probably at level 2.

COVID-19 has forced us into a global remote working experiment.

Companies were quick to download Zoom and Slack, but tools are only as good as how you use them.

When it comes to remote work, few companies do it better than Automattic—the company behind Wordpress, which powers 35 per cent of all websites on the internet.

Automattic has 1,170 employees across more 75 countries and is worth US$3 billion. And here’s the kicker: the company does not have an office; its employees collaborate almost exclusively online.

Automattic’s founder Matt Mullenweg (hence the double-t in the company’s name), sees five levels of sophistication when it comes to remote teams.

In this video, I talk through the five levels of #remotework.



00:00 Remote work in 2021

01:05 The five levels of remote work

01:20 Automattic and Matt Mullenweg

03:18 Level 0

04:04 Level 1

04:39 Level 2

06:48 Level 3

10:20 Meeting protocol

14:47 Level 4

16:11 Earlybirds v night owls

19:45 Level 5


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1) ‘5 levels of remote work' article:

2) Matt Mullenweg on Sam Harris’ Making Sense podcast:

3) Matt Mullenweg's 5 levels of autonomy:



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The WorkFlow podcast is hosted by me, Steve Glaveski. I'm the founder of innovation accelerator, Collective Campus, the author of several books and numerous Harvard Business Review articles on all things productivity, effectiveness, and high-performance at work. I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and productivity coach, on a mission is to unlock the potential of companies, teams, and people to create more impact for the world, and lead more fulfilling lives.

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