- Tell us about what you do and where your team is located.
Yac is an audio first, async meeting platform for teams. On Yac, short-form voice messages from your teammates let you stay in sync without being derailed by video calls and noisy chats. No scheduling or timezone management needed.
Our Yac team is truly global with members across the USA but also in India, Spain, France, Pakistan, Latin America, and we also have a few digital nomads that move from country to country every couple weeks.
- What's a modern benefit you offer your team that isn't mainstream yet?
So we adopted a four-day work week at Yac. For us, it's all about flexibility. The team is able to work from anywhere as often as you need to work, at any time. We don't work a traditional eight-hour day and what that ends up looking like for most of our team members is that they're working about four traditional days in a week. So around 32 hours instead of a 40-hour week.
- Tell us about your approach to meetings vs async communication?
We always default to asynchronous communication which allows us to have almost no synchronous meetings (in real-time). This lets everyone have more time for deep work and value outputs instead of facetime. Each team member has the flexibility to work at the times they do their best work without being interrupted by busy work.
- What's your favourite tool for remote collaboration?
There are so many great tools that we use that we partnered with Setapp to create the ultimate remote work toolkit, the Yac Remote Work Pack.
- Can you give us one prediction for the future of work?
The future of work will not be bound by location or hardware. Instead, employees will be bound only by their imagination and creativity. Your laptop, keyword and mouse will become less important and work will happen on your phone, AR glasses and microphone as your primary input device.